Friday March 4th, 2005
at 4:30 pm
Saturday March 5th, 2005 at 2:00 pm
Einstein Auditorium - Barney Building
Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University
34 Stuyvesant Street (at 9th Street between 3rd and 2nd Avenues)
New York City
The American Union and The United States of Europe: the old
world, the new world and the new world order. Do we really live in political
blocks with conflicting interests and diverging ideologies, or are these
just interchangeable chessboards for the same transnational players?
d-i-n-a, the Southern European-born collective
of media agitators, travels to New York City, the historical bridge between
the old world and the new world, to present The War of The Worlds,
a showdown of projects and performances from both North America and Europe.
During a two-day session of open and direct confrontation,
artists, activists, engineers and pranksters will present their work in
the fields of semiotic warfare, critical entertainment and media
The War of The Worlds, a title that echoes both the fiction of civilization’s
clash and the media-induced illusion of its reality, will show how
these actors are able to imagine and create new worlds, beyond
the boundaries of the Atlantic Ocean and the limits of the Atlantic Pact.
The modification of widely available tools of communication
and entertainment, high and low profile forms of subvertising and semiotic
manipulations, the development of autonomous channels of communication;
these are the playing fields of our guests.
The War of The Worlds will have neither winners nor losers,
just many enthusiasts playing a game where creativity, knowledge and technology
speak the language of advertising, art and entertainment, to create the
conditions to efface boundaries and break fences, and ultimately to bring
people together and back to reality.