Projections of digital works within the Farnesina Digital Art Experience project and the Bright Festival.
Do humans need humans? / 2021 / "Fête des Lumières" di Lione / Farnesina Digital Art Experience promosso dal Ministero italiano degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Bright Festival.
8 December 2021
19:00 – 00:00
Dates : December 8th and 9th 2021 from 19:00 to 23:00 p.m. and December 10th and 11th 2021 from 20:00 p.m. to midnight.

This exhibition organized within the prestigious « Fête des Lumières » of Lyon is part of the Farnesina Digital Art Experience, a travelling exhibition promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Bright Festival.

In December, a number of cities will be projecting light art displays created by 14 Italian digital art studios offering different interpretations of the same theme.

In Lyon, three Italian studios are involved in the project : Pixel Shapes, OOOPStudio, Kanada Studio.

"The Human Big Data" by Pixel Shapes. Artists : Giovanni Mezzasalma, Simone Scarpello, Andrea Campo and Andrea Criscione.

The futuristic images projected of the façade of the "Temple du Change" in the historic center of Lyon refer to Big Data, the huge volume of data analysed using artificial intelligence which represent a major turning point in terms of scientific and technological progress.

This work reflects upon the social benefits and the potential for advancement Big Data and artificial intelligence can bring whilst of the threat it is liable to present to society and the arts.

"Dependence" by Kanaka Studio. Artist : Andrea Maioli.

In ten artworks, this installation exposes how we have become slaves to technology in our digital age. Instead of being the means to an end - a better life - technology has become an end unto itself. At the same time, we are reminded that we all have a subconscious need for affection and physical contact.

The artist combined differend visual techniques such ad drawing, 3D modelling and data-driven generative modelling.

"Belongig [of Shadows]" by OOOPStudio. Artists : Alessandro Grisendi and Marco Noviello.

Different identities shape our multifaceted sense of being. We all share the same roots ; we belong to a human race which survives and thrives thanks to relationships with others. Our digital world is helping break down barriers between people, bringing us closer together and wiping out inequality. Mankind is in perpetual motion as we can see on the screen from the eyes, hands and mouths of people with different identities, artworks which keep the individual alive, bodies which are preserved for eternity.

"Belonging [of Shadows]" expresses both the aspiration - change - and the destination for the new generations who will open up new possibilities for living together, overturning convention.

The images are the result of a multi sensory inspiration, evoking the processes leading to the birth of the human being, the hero of the entire story. The transformations of the material projected shape this sense of becoming.

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Lione, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Bright Festival.

Temple du Change
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Place du Change, 69005, Lione, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France