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Global Direct
2014 - Mixed media, dimensions variable.

» Website: GlobalDirect.today


Press material
- Press Release, 12th Nov. 2014

- Theoretical text. 2014

- All 15 Diagrams PDF or JPG HD (ZIP)
- Organograms research PDF
- Posters in PNG HD or JPG WEB
- Posters in public spaces, HD Pics
- Art installations HD Pics


- Watch video statements online

- Interview on Afterimage, U.S., 2015
- Interview on Arshake, Italy, 2014
- Interview for Caratteri, Italy, 2014. (it)

Commission

Global Direct is commissioned by DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague and it's a 2014 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. in NY, U.S., for its Turbulence.org website, which is made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation. Global Direct has been also supported by Lunatici Cultural A.P.S Association through the Municipality of Parma, Italy.


This project outlines the idea of worldwide democracy as utopian artistic vision for contemporary society. To illustrate the conceptual work the artist drew a series of fifteen diagrams of alternative protocols, procedures and policies for actualizing a global participatory democracy. These creative organograms were informed by research on contemporary forms of democracies which the artist assembled and presents as a documentary component of the project. Further, the artist promoted Global Direct as a potential political movement by producing appealing slogans, visuals and videos with statements by prominent advocates of participatory politics. Ultimately, the artwork envisions a political philosophy that structures global democracy through the opportunities offered by distributed network technology for participatory decision-making, transparent accountability and civil awareness.

Selected pictures of installations at the following shows
Vancouver Art Gallery; DOX, Prague; Palazzo del Governatore, Parma; Kasa Gallery, Istanbul;
Artium Museum, Basque MCoCA, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Selected shows and presentations
2016
P.I.G.S., exhibition at Artium Museum, Basque MCoCA, Vitoria-Gasteiz - Spain
P.I.G.S., exhibition at Galeria Municipal do Porto Almeida Garrett, Porto - Portugal
nEUROsis, exhibition at NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol - Cyprus
2015
ISEA 2015: Disruption
, exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver - Canada
Biennale Cairo - Something Else, exhibition, Cairo - Egypt
Modes of Democracy, exhibition at Forte di Fortezza, Alto Adige - Italy
After Transparency, Solo Show at Centre Culturel Bellegard, Toulouse - France
2014
Modes of Democracy, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague - Czech Republic
Caratteri, exhibition at Palazzo del Governatore, Parma - Italy
Turbulence.org, net-art commission and online exhibition, NY - U.S.
An Opera of Labour and Revolution, at Kasa Gallery, Istanbul - Turkey


Selected bibliography
Kate Armstrong, "ISEA2015" catalogue, New Forms Art Press, 2015, Vancouver, ISBN 9780987835413
Jaroslav Andel, "Modes of Democracy" catalogue, DOX Prague, 2014, ISBN: 9788087446355
Andrea Tinterri, "Caratteri" catalogue, Editrice Berti, Italy, 2014, ISBN: 9788873646631


Pictures of Global Direct at Caratteri, exhibition at Palazzo del Governatore, Parma - Italy




Pictures of Global Direct installation for Modes of Democracy at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague - Czech Republic


Pictures of Global Direct installation for P.I.G.S., exhibition at Artium Museum, Basque MCoCA, Vitoria-Gasteiz - Spain


Pictures of Global Direct at Vancouver Art Gallery for ISEA 2015, Vancouver - Canada





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