Since the early 2000’s Carlo Zanni’s practice has explored the use of Internet data to create time-based works that combine a pronounced social consciousness with the mediated experience of advanced technologies. In many ways it finds its roots in Sol Lewitt’s statement, “The idea becomes a machine that makes the art”, only Zanni prefers a more updated version: “The idea becomes the code that renders the art.” Zanni (born in La Spezia Italy, 1975) has been recipient of a Rhizome.org commission and he has shown in galleries and museums worldwide including: The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; ACAF Space, Alexandria; PERFORMA 09, NY; ICA, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Science Museum, London. Zanni also invented the ViBo video book and founded PeopleFromMars.org to experiment new distribution models for video art and new media projects.
- D.I.Y. or DIEYael Kanarek & Jo-Anne Green & Lauren Cornell & Helen Thorington & Carlo Zanni & Jason van Anden & Kate Armstrong & Michael Tippett & Julia Christensen & Cat Mazza & Andy Deck & Jason Freeman & Nathaniel Stern & Marcus Neustetter & MTAA & Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga & Adriaan Stellingwerff & Paolo Cirio & Alessandro Ludovico & midiatica.org & xurban_collective & Paul Catanese & Preemptive Media & Michael Mandiberg & Ubermorgen