This year, OPEN ZEMOS is conceived as a cross section just after the workshops and at the same place.
The programme is from Monday to Friday from 13h (free entrance) at the centre of arts of Seville (caS), C/ Torneo, 18.
This is a singuionizada film (without a film script), edited and directed by Eugeni Bonet.
New visions of Granada – the counterpoint of the Arab-Andalusian culture that Val del Omar felt in his veins and the hurried glances of the hordes of tourists strolling between the closed paradise of the Alhambra and the open gardens of the Generalife – give way to the dynamic, increasingly abstract and profuse ecstasy of images, of a time without clocks, without space, without feet or ground to stand on… Only to return once again to the everyday and the mundane in the form of film footage by Val del Omar that is more private or diaristic in character, before coming at last to the primordial spring or water-mirror of life.
Intellectual property versus public domain make us think about the paradigm of copyleft and free culture as existing alternatives to recover and enrich common goods.
Brain-in-a-dish flies plane; Hybrid computer will meld living brain with technology; GM mosquito bred to destroy malaria; Bio-sensor puts slime mould at its heart; First designer babies to beat breast cancer; Race to be first to ’hibernate’ human beings; Skimmed milk direct from the ’magic cow’, etc. Those sentences come right from newspapers and science magazines
Today, artists are seeing biotechnology not only as a theme but also as a means of expression. Some are collaborating with science centers. Others are buying biology hobby kits, which evoke the early computer models of the late 70s. They are getting their hands into the material of life itself to reflect upon some disturbing and complex questions: What will happen when research on biotechnology steps out of laboratories and into our everyday life? What might be the ethical, cultural, and even political consequences of these ground-breaking discoveries? Is our biologically-enhanced future going to be as effortless, clean and under control as some of the media, research centers and the corporation which funds several of them would have us believe?
In his talk, Isaki Lacuesta will re-write images of others to remix them in a new cinema: appropriationism, found footage, détournement, visual recycling, collage from old photograms... Sometimes you do not need a camera to make films.
Educommunicate in remix culture goes beyond “reading” and “writing” the internet. It includes an ethical-political attitude demanding conditions to be on the side of free and mashup culture.