Let’s, for a moment, argue that art and politics (as we currently practise their convergent theories, and – with a secondary disclaimer – specifically in western visual art terminologies) has its roots in Italy. We’ll point out how the artists’ manifesto was the first real example of the merging of art and politics in the form of the art object, and that it was The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism (published in Bologna in 1909)… [read more »]
This New Year’s Eve, DIS was invited to create performance installation for Ryan Trecartin’s multi-level, multi-platform party #hi11. Preëmpting next-day water cooler chatter about the party, DIS brought the office and entertainment together for a hyperlinked headstart in the refresh_forum, presenting Exotic Vertical Integration with dancers Josiah and Breezelle. More info on the party at http://2240hill.com.