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The project “Re-programmed art: an open manifesto” aims at involving a group of digital artists in the process of reprogramming artworks by Gruppo T, an Italian collective of artists that pioneered the introduction of technology and of an algorithmic approach in the process of artistic production.
During a one-week hacking session, artists are asked to expand the works by Gruppo T through the implementation of interactive behaviors designed through open source hardware and software technologies, and to release an open documentation under Creative Commons licenses in order to support reproducibility, extension and further participatory developments of these re-programmed artworks by the public at large.
The workshop is conceived and promoted by SUPSI and takes place at the FabLab in Lugano, 1-7 September 2014.
Programmed art is the definition given to the body of works by a group of Italian artists active between the end of the fifties and the beginning of the sixties. This definition was introduced by Bruno Munari and Umberto Eco in 1961 on the occasion of an exhibition hosted at the Olivetti show room in Milan, featuring works by Munari, Enzo Mari and the artists of Gruppo T (Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo, Gabriele Devecchi, Grazia Varisco) and by Gruppo N.
“Re-programmed art: an open manifesto” is the group exhibition showcasing the results of the reprogramming session of the artworks by Gruppo T and the experimental and collaborative experience of the workshop session carried out in Lugano.
The exhibition is organized with the association WeMake and takes place at the Swiss Institute in Milan, opening on Thursday 5 March 2015.
In an age in which the digital is omnipresent the interdisciplinary group exhibition Short Cuts provides a platform for dialogue between the younger generation of media artists and the pioneers from the period 1955 to 1975.
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All materials appears courtesy to the archives and foundations of members of Gruppo T, who made them available for the project Re-programmed art
Re-Programmed Art: an open manifesto is a project developed in the context of «Viavai – Contrabbando culturale Svizzera-Lombardia», a program of binational exchanges, promoted by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and realised in partnership with the Cantons Ticino and Wallis, the City of Zurich, the Ernst Göhner Foundation and under the patronage of the Arts Councillorships of the Region Lombardy and of the Municipality of Milan.