The Influencers presents practices that cross over and beyond traditional definitions of art, computer engineering, design, performance and entertainment.
The festival is part of a research project that began in Bologna, Italy, in 2000 under the name ‘Digital is not analog’ and has gradually focused on exploring controversial strategies for radical intervention in mass communication. They may make use of revolutionary technological tools such as the internet or p2p networks, act by breaking into popular culture (mainstream media, pop music, advertising), or twist marketing strategies and show no mercy in taking over the imagery of the most out-of-control consumerism.> Read all
From April 7th to the 9th
carrer Montalegre 5, Barcelona
thursday April 7th
20.30h Dragan Zivadinov / NSK / Noordung Kosmocinetic Cabinet
friday April 8th
17h "Ceský Sen - Czech Dream". Film by Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda 95' - DVD.
Original version with English and Spanish subtitles
saturday April 9th
17h "The Yes Men" film by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, Sarah Price 78' - DVD
Original version with Spanish subtitles
19h Eddo Stern
20.30h Marko Peljhan
22h The Yes Men
Zivadinov is founder member of Slovenian artist group Neue Slovenische Kunst (NSK), which is now considered as one of the milestones of European artistic experimentation in the last 20 years. NSK began operating in 1984 as a large collective, a union of various groups brought together by their shared way of thinking and similar style of expression through different media: popular music, visual arts, graphic design, theater, philosophy. Dragan Zivadinov is the founder of the Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet (named after the Slovene space scientist Herman Potocnik Noordung), which evolved from the Scipion Nasice Sisters Theater and the Red Pilot Cosmokinetic Theater. In 1995, it presented the capital project "One Versus One", with restagings taking place every 10 years. The next one is due to be held in Moscow just a few days after The Influencers. The show will play until 20 April 2045. The place of those actors who die in the meantime will be taken by a mechanical symbol, their spoken text represented by sounds (melody for women, rhythm for men). In 2045 these symbols will be shot into zero gravity space in a capsule. This action is intended to finally abolish mimetic theatre and establish the rule of non-corporeal art.