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June 13-16, 2022: Immersed in the work. From the environment to virtual reality

Giorgio Andreotta Calò, City of Milan, 2019. Projection in the darkroom. Pirelli skyscraper, Milan, 10 January 2019. Photo by Nicola Settimo

AN-ICON - ERC Advanced Grant (2019-2024)

International conference, 13th - 16th June 2022

IMMERSED IN THE WORK
From the environment to virtual reality


Organised by the ERC project ‘AN-ICON’ in collaboration with Pirelli HangarBicocca

Where and when


13th June 2022, 6 PM-8 PM @ Pirelli HangarBicocca, via Chiese 2, Milan

14th-16th June 2022, 9.30 AM-6.30 PM @ Sala Napoleonica, University of Milan, via Sant’Antonio 12


Organising committee

Giovanna Amadasi, Giulia Avanza, Arianna Bertolo, Roberto Paolo Malaspina, Elisabetta Modena, Andrea Pinotti, Sofia Pirandello, Roberta Tenconi

Full programme
https://an-icon.unimi.it/calendars/immersed-in-the-work/


The ERC project AN-ICON "An-Iconology. History, Theory, and Practices of Environmental Images", in collaboration with Pirelli HangarBicocca, presents the international conference "Immersed in the Work. From the environment to virtual reality".

The conference is dedicated to the interactions between environmental images, immersive media and contemporary art practices.

The opening day on Monday 13th June, entitled Surfaces and Depths. Cinema and sculpture in the work of Giorgio Andreotta Calò and Rosa Barba will take place at Pirelli HangarBicocca. The two artists, who have in the past exhibited their works in these spaces, will talk on this occasion with scholars Giuliana Bruno and Riccardo Venturi.

The following three days, curated by Elisabetta Modena and Andrea Pinotti, will take place in the Sala Napoleonica of the State University of Milan and will feature national and international artists and figures from the fields of contemporary art history, aesthetics, critical theory, curatorship and media theory.
The guests who will speak are: Alessandra Acocella, Giovanna Amadasi, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Lucia Aspesi, Mieke Bal, Cristina Baldacci, Rosa Barba, Giuliana Bruno, micha cárdenas, Cristina Casero, Lara Conte, Lucia Corrain, Alessandra Donati, Filippo Fimiani, Dario Gamboni, Roberto Pinto, Iolanda Ratti, Roberta Tenconi, Francesco Tedeschi, Vincenzo Trione, Annette Urban, Emilio Vavarella, Stefano Velotti, Riccardo Venturi, Giorgio Zanchetti.

The conference will also host the thematic section Dive In: Performance in Immersive Environments curated by Roberto Paolo Malaspina and Sofia Pirandello, which focuses on those artistic practices which, like performance, have addressed and raised questions about the relationship between body and space. The contributions for this section, which are divided between written papers and in-person presentations over the three days of the conference, were selected following a call for abstracts addressed to artists, curators and early career researchers. Among the selected guests: Valentina Bartalesi, Anthony Bekirov, S()fia Braga, Anna Calise, Edoardo de Cobelli, Margherita Fontana, Élise Jouhannet, Kenny Kim, Stefano Mudu, Julia Reich, Marion Roche, Thibaut Vaillancourt, Alice Volpi.

The AN-ICON project "An-Iconology. History, Theory, and Practices of Environmental Images" is coordinated by Andrea Pinotti at the State University of Milan and is dedicated to the environmentalisation of contemporary images through technologies such as Virtual or Augmented Reality.

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Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

Program

June 13, 2022

18:00 18:15

Welcome address

18:15 20:00

Conversation between Rosa Barba (visual artist) and Giuliana Bruno (Harvard University) Conversation between Giorgio Andreotta Calò (visual artist) and Riccardo Venturi (art historian and critic)

Surfaces and depths. Cinema, sculpture and installation in the work of Giorgio Andreotta Calò and Rosa Barba

June 14, 2022

09:00 09:30

Welcome address

Andrea Pinotti

09:30 10:30

Mieke Bal

Con-temporary: Thinking and feeling together

10:30 11:30

Lara Conte, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Germano Celant’s curatorial approach, between immersive experience and archive practice

11:30 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 13:00

Annette Urban, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Mutual assimilations: Unstable relations between work and environment in VR art and exhibitions

13:00 14:00

Lunch break

Giancarlo Grossi

14:00 15:00

Dive In: Performance in immersive environments

14:00 15:00

S()fia Braga, visual artist

I Stalk Myself More than I Should: Online narratives to disrupt and investigate Interveillance and digital bodies politics within centralized social media platforms

Julia Reich, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Encountering absent bodies: The artist's doubled and multiplied self in virtual performances

Elise Jouhannet, Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle

Techniques and poetics of the submarine in film: A pretext for an archeology of immersion

Elisabetta Modena

15:00 16:00

Cristina Baldacci, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

The exhibition as a ‘scripted space’: Rosa Barba’s and Philippe Parreno’s immersive installations

16:00 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 17:30

Giovanna Amadasi and Roberta Tenconi, Pirelli HangarBicocca

Constructing experiences: The exhibition as an immersive device at Pirelli HangarBicocca

17:30 18:30

Vincenzo Trione, Università IULM Milano

Between Euripides and Wagner: Rock concerts

June 15, 2022

Federica Cavaletti

09:30

Elisabetta Modena, University of Milan

Immersive stories in contemporary art

10:30

Francesco Tedeschi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano

Dall’interno all’esterno (e viceversa) / From inside to outside (and vice versa)

11:30

Coffee Break

12:00

Giuliana Bruno, Harvard University

The environmentality of immersive projection: The nature of scale

13:00

Lunch break

Sofia Pirandello, University of Milan

14:00

Dive In: Performance in immersive environments

Emilio Vavarella, Harvard University

Other points of view: THE ITALIAN JOB n.3, Lazy Sunday

Valentina Bartalesi, Università IULM Milano

“Metafisica poetica”: un approccio sensoriale alla performance filmica nell’opera di Laure Prouvost / “Metafisica poetica”: A sensory approach to film performance in Laure Prouvost’s work

Stefano Mudu, Università IUAV di Venezia

Deep See Blue Surrounding You: un ambiente immersivo composto di oggetti / Deep See Blue Surrounding You: An immersive environment made of objects

Pietro Conte, University of Milan

15:00

Dario Gamboni, Université de Genève

Mobilis in mobili: The house museum as a selfimmersion device

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Lucia Corrain, Università di Bologna, Filippo Fimiani, Università degli Studi di Salerno and Stefano Velotti, Sapienza. Università di Roma

Roundtable - Ieri e oggi: limiti e promesse dell’esperienza immersiva / Yesterday and today: Limits and promises of the immersive experience

June 16, 2022

Anna Caterina Dalmasso, Università Statale di Milano

09:30 10:30

Giorgio Zanchetti, Università Statale di Milano

“Looking glass”. Qualche riflessione sulla trasparenza come dispositivo di presentazione e rappresentazione spaziale / “Looking glass”: Reflections on transparency as a device for the presentation and representation of space

10:30 11:30

Roberto Pinto, Università di Bologna

La storia e le storie attraverso le performance di Jeremy Deller / The history and the tales through the performances of Jeremy Deller

11:30 12:30

Coffee break

12:00 12:30

Micha Cárdenas, University of California Santa Cruz

Algorithmic performance from FLUXUS to Augmented Reality

13:00 14:00

Lunch break

Roberto Paolo Malaspina, Università Statale di Milano

14:00

Dive In: Performance in immersive environments

Anna Calise, Università IULM Milano

Inhabiting the museum: A history of physical presence from analog to digital exhibition spaces

Margherita Fontana Università IULM Milano

Digital heterotopias in the metaverse: The (g)Ender Gallery by Cat Heines

Alice Volpi, The Bartlett School of Architecture - UCL

...Or we will do without the theatre: Challenging the urban space, how to draft a new city map through performance

Barbara Grespi, University of Milan

15:00 16:00

Alessandra Acocella and Cristina Casero, Università degli Studi di Parma

Spazi di stimolazione percettiva. Il contributo dell’arte cinetico-programmata negli anni Sessanta / Spaces of perceptive stimulation: The contribution of kineticprogrammed art in the 1960s

16:00 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 17:30

Lucia Aspesi, Pirelli HangarBicocca and Iolanda Ratti, Museo del Novecento di Milano

Marinella Pirelli. Alle origini dell’immersività / Marinella Pirelli: At the origins of immersiveness

17:30 18:30

Alessandra Donati, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca

Ambienti immersivi e tutela dell’intenzione dell’artista. Le utilità del diritto / Immersive environments and protection of the artist’s intention: The benefits of law

 
ERC Advanced Grant “AN-ICON. An-Iconology: History, Theory, and Practices of Environmental Images"
(GA n° 834033 AN-ICON).

16 June 2022
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