The cultural trend we are witnessing is a new era of contamination of cultural containers, therefore a progression of systemic thinking that links different sectors together. One of the most interesting is the convergence of art, science and technology with personal experiences and works that can really be affirmed beyond the conventional schemes in which we are used to classify them. A technology that frees itself from the rigid laws of profit and an art that gives up its proverbial humility towards technology and science. This convergence is driven by fundamental phenomena such as the need to give a sustainable response to the progressive degradation of the planet; the great migratory flows, protagonists of cultural contamination and the consequent massive urbanization; the same planetary epidemic emergency to which a systemic and global response must be given. Artists and technologists are finally merging into cooperative projects and hybrid formations, tracing the Leonardesque myth. The same principle of globalization can be reviewed as different models of creation. Models in which works can be the result of collective co-creation and smart cities that become the exhibition environment par excellence by welcoming the creative principles of aesthetics and digital light into its infrastructures. A new grazing and transversal light that is dismantling our cultural barriers to give shape to new strong ideas and structures capable of changing our evolution and our way of life in a more sustainable and creative way.
Mauro Annunziato – Director of the ENEA Smart Energy Division; Gisella Gellini – Architect, researcher of the culture of light and lecturer at the Politecnico di Milano course "Light Art and Design of Light"; Diego Labonia – RGB Light Experience Artistic Director; Diego Repetto – Architect and visual artist; Isa Helena Tiburcio – Arch. PhD in design from Politecnico di Milano and lecturer in Urban design at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts; Flavia Tritto – Visual artist
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The biography of Mauro Annunziato is the story of a hybrid experience between art and science over twenty years of holistic and sustainable thinking. Graduated in Nuclear Engineering, but soon converted to sustainable development, has conducted research on intelligence and artificial life, the theory of chaos, energy technologies. Since 1986 in ENEA where he currently heads the Smart Energy Division focused on the theme of Intelligent Cities and Communities. He was among the founders and coordinators of the European Joint Program on Smart Cities, he is a member of the Governing Board of the Joint Research Center and coordinator of the ICT Working Group of the Italy-USA Commission on Emerging Technologies. Author of about two hundred publications, several patents, circa 100 Invited Talk at national and international conferences. In the artistic field, Annunziato founded in 1994 with Piero Pierucci the Plancton Art Studio group engaged in the production of digital images and interactive installations on the border between art and science. Active in the world of international digital art, they found the "Art of Emergence" approach. The works have been exhibited in many international exhibitions (The Angels, New Orleans, Washington, Monaco, London, Lima, Moscow, Roma, Torino, Venezia). Annunziato has received several awards including the cover of the international magazine of Art-Science "Leonardo" (MIT Press) in 2002, the honorary mention of Vida in 2002. His contribution on the convergence of art and science was selected by NASA among the 60 artist-scientists for the "first library" of the first human settlement on Mars in 2030. (Mars Millennium Project: http://mmp.planetary.org/scien/annum/annum70.htm).
Gisella Gellini and architetta, researcher of the culture of light, he collaborated with the collector Giuseppe Panza di Biumo. Curator of exhibitions and events in Italy and abroad: 2008, Dan Flavin from the Panza Collection, Berardo Museum Lisbon ; Light Blade by Nicola Evangelisti at Villa Reale- Milano; 2010, collective Luces - Light Art from Italy e 2012, NOW Archaeological Shadow di Fabrizio Corneli, both at the Archaeological Museum in Frankfurt; 2014, artistic direction of Arezzo in Luce; 2014 It is in the 2015 curates Light Art Ensemble and LUCE4GOOD - Light Art Ensemble, both to the former church of San Carpoforo, Milano; 2016, Light in the Stone by Sebastiano Romano at Rocca Albornoz in Spoleto. Since 2017 al 2020, curator, of the Black Light Art traveling exhibition, the light that colors the dark, exhibited at Palazzo Lombardia in Milan, at the Civic Art Gallery of Como, at Rocca Albornoz in Spoleto and currently at Casa Mantegna for the Mantua Biennial of Light. Since 2009 curates the publication of Light Art in Italy - Temporary Installations, which collects the most significant temporary installations of Light Art in Italy. Lecturer at the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano of the course Light and Color between Art Design, she is a speaker in various seminars and workshops at international level.
Isa Helena Tibúrcio and architetta graduated from UFMG – Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil, 1993), he did the master in Architecture and Urbanism (2000) at the same university and the PhD in Design at the Politecnico di Milano (2019). He has been working on architectural projects since 1993 and from 2000 as a teacher in the field of architecture and urbanism. He has written some articles on the themes of Light Art, urban space and participation, and collaborated with Artalkers, online magazine of interviews on artistic themes. In 2019 he curated the exhibition in Milan “Impalpable materiality” on Light Art and the exhibition of art installations and audiovisual works “Absences Present”, involving Italian and Brazilian artists. He currently teaches Urban Design at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, in Milan.