News 2017

Pier Giorgio De Pinto

A special review for Lost senses on Arte e Critica n.90

Lost senses are we still alive?/siamo ancora vivi? by Teodora Pasquinelli

Inside, my performance Node Bodies extensively illustrated (EN/I) with a text about it:

“… artist and performer Pier Giorgio De Pinto offers a work that focuses on the increasingly abstract and fragmented way in which we currently receive and process a seemingly infinite amount of information. His participatory project Node Bodies presents the human body as a node, an incubator that collects, aggregates and connects fragments and images from the endless world of the internet. Neither overwhelmed by this context nor under control of the events, the living body here settles within a much wider panorama – one in which the anxiety of asking ourselves who really is the ‘living’ dissolves in a biological-digital mixture.

“[…] Il lavoro dell’artista e performer Pier Giorgio De Pinto, incentrato sulle modalità di ricezione sempre più astratte e frammentarie dell’informazione… Attraverso un progetto di stampo partecipativo, Node Bodies percepisce il corpo umano come un nodo, un canale che raccoglie, concentra e connette immagini e frammenti dallo sterminato mondo del web. Né sopraffatto dal contesto né tantomeno in controllo della situazione, il corpo vivente si inserisce per De Pinto all’interno di un mosaico più grande – in cui l’ansia stessa del domandarci chi sia davvero il “vivente” perde di intensità fino a sciogliersi in un unico flusso biologico-digitale.”

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Cultural collaborations

2017/2018 Co-coordinator with Tiziana Conte for Festa danzante/Tanzfestival/Fête de la Danse 2018 (Dance Festival). Event organized by Reso, Dance Network Switzerland.

Transmedia/Special Events-Festivals-Collaborations

August – Node Bodies. Immersive/Interactive installation and performance for Lost Senses. Guest Projects/Yinka Shonibare Studio, London, UK.

Project Curator Linda Rocco, Co-curator Taste Isabel Blanco-Fernandez, Co-curator Cyberformances Fabio Paris.

May – Creatures #5 with Pier Giorgio De Pinto&Katia Vaghi. Festa Danzante, i2a International Institute of Architecture, Lugano, Limonaia di Villa Saroli, Switzerland.

Solo Exhibitions/Solo Events

April – Evoluzione di un progetto di costruzione. (Evolution of a construction project). Spazio 5B, Bellinzona, Switzerland

Group Exhibition

August –  Biennale Le Latitudini dell’Arte. Pesti Vigadó Palace, Budapest, Hungary

April – Sensorium. Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo Raeli, Floridia, Italy

March –  In(de)finiti Luoghi. Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, Switzerland

March – Dadaclub.online, The Exhibition. Spazio Arte Contemporanea Brescia, Italy

Publications, bibliography, critic texts, interviews, articles, reviews

November

Review by Teodora Pasquinelli for Lost senses on Arte e Critica n.90, November 2017

May

– TV report for Festa danzante/Creatures #5 by Deborah Caccaviello for “Turné”, LA1 Channel RSI, Swiss Italian TV broadcaster, May 2017

– Interview for Creatures #5 by Margherita  Coldesina for “Danza con il selfie”, Rete 2 Radio Channel RSI, Swiss Italian TV broadcaster, May 2017

– Interview for Festa Danzante/Creatures #5 by Rosy Nervi,  Rete 3 Radio Channel for “Rete 3 Club”, RSI, Swiss Italian TV broadcaster, May 2017

March – Exhibition catalogue Dadaclub.online. The Exhibition. Curated by Fabio Paris, Produced by Link Art Center.

February – Exhibition catalogue In(de)finiti luoghi. Utopie architettoniche e realtà artistiche. 2017 Ed. Sottoscala. Switzerland.

January – Interview by Neve Mazzoleni for Artribune Magazine

Teaching, educational activities, master classes and workshops

June –  Meeting at the solo show Evolution of a construction project at Spazio 5B, Bellinzona, Switzerland, with Prof. Igor Nastic and the students of CPS Centro Professionale Sociosanitario Mendrisio.

March – Saper fare: tra strumenti reali e strumenti digitali (‘Know-how: between real and digital tools). Lecture at Liceo Cantonale di Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland.

Education/Training

August Performing bodies. Selfie Choreography: Performing with the Camera. Workshop with Harold Offeh for the event Lost Senses. Guest Projects/Yinka Shonibare Studio, UK.

March – April Course in 3d design and printing. SAM Professional School, Bellinzona, Switzerland.