Villa Vertua, from 1st June to 30th September 2015, Nova Milanese.
20 years ago Internet occupied the 0% of human energy production. Today, only the digital economy consumes 10% of the entire electricity of the world. The same amount of electricity used by the entire world in 1985. The movement of data uses 50% more energy of the global aviation. Today we are witnessing an uncontrolled technological development always more “nano”, artificial intelligence always more similar to the capacities of the human brain, the bioengineering. We are witnessing the hegemony of the corporate of Silicon Valley, the continuous growth of the “Internet of things” and the transformations that all these things are bringing to our lives. Nowadays, after the Cyber-Utopia and the Crypto Anarchism, the new technologies and the space of the World Wide Web are no more the desert island for a new world dream. While information and data will become the biggest source of wealth, some forms of resistance and escape from the dematerialization of the digital are born: from the hyper-connection to the “Offline = Loneliness”. “Glitch Cave-Have we become the internet?” aims to critically look at all the transformations that concern us, going beyond a simple technological determinism.
Participants: Thomas Berra, Enrico Boccioletti, Lia Cecchin, m, Mattia Pajè.
Curated in collaboration with Dario Giovanni Alì e Simona Squadrito.
The project was part of the “Premio Internazionale Bice Bugatti-Giovanni Segantini” by Bice Bugatti Club.
Ph. Stefano Colombo.
Parasite 2.0 is a design and research agency based in Milan and London. Founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo, it’s specialized in temporary architecture, interior, and exhibition design. They investigate the status of human habitats, acting within a hybrid of architecture, design, and scenography.
Parasite 2.0 has worked and collaborated with Triennale Milano, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Pantone, Corraini Editions, Terraforma Festival, Missoni, Nero Editions, Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, among others.
They have led didactic activity at Faculté d’architecture de l’université libre de Bruxelles, Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Politecnico di Milano. They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, and since 2016 they have been regularly teaching at MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016. They are represented by Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery and Galleria Corraini Arte Contemporanea.
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