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With a background in Hacktivism, Net Art and Video Art, Guido Segni, aka Clemente Pestelli, (b. 1979, Italy) lives and works somewhere at the intersections between art, pop internet culture and data hallucination.

Mainly focused on the daily (ab)use of Internet, his work is characterized by minimal gestures on technology which combine conceptual aproaches with a traditional hacker attitude in making things odd, useless and dysfunctional.

In quite recent years he moved from an identity to another producing works, actions and interventions under pseudonyms, collectives and multiple names (Dedalus, Clemente Pestelli, Guy McMusker, Angela Merelli, Anna Adamolo, Guy The Bore, Umberto Stanca, Silvie Inb, Fosco Loiti Celant, Guru Miri Goro, Leslie Bleus, Luther Blissett).

Co-founder of Les Liens Invisibles , he exhibited in galleries, museums (MAXXI Rome, New School of New York, KUMU Art Museum of Talinn) and art & media-art international festivals (International Venice Biennale, Piemonte SHARE Festival, Transmediale).
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EVENT

A quiet desert failure | A monumental 50 years long algorithmic performance about internet and nothing


Dates:
Mon Nov 02, 2015 00:00 - Sun Nov 02, 2053

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TRAVERSING THE DESERT
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A quiet desert failure is an ongoing algorithmic performance by Guido Segni started in 2013 and publicly released in 2015 in the context of The Wrong (again) - New Digital Art Biennale.

In its own way, it’s a monumental piece about internet, digital contents, emptiness, time, storage, memory, oblivion and - ultimately - failure.

Segni programmed an Internet bot to traverse the datascape of Google Maps in order to fill a Tumblr blog and its datacenters with a remapped representation of the whole Sahara Desert, one post a time, every 30 minutes.

The whole performance will approximately take 50 years to be completed, and it consists in the indexing process of about one million pieces of sandy desert.
It is still not clear if the audience, the Google’s servers, the tumblr archive or the Internet itself will last enough to see the end.

So, be patient,
don’t hurry.
The desert is coming.

http://desert.fail/ure
http://quietdesertfailure.tumblr.com

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THE WRONG
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A quiet desert failure is also part of “(In)exactitude in science” an online/offline pavillion curated by Kamilia Kard and Filippo Lorenzin for The Wrong (again) - New Digital Art Biennale

(In)exactitude in science
curated by Kamilia Kard and Filippo Lorenzin

Enrico Boccioletti, Emilie Brout e Maxime Marion, Marco Cadioli, Alka Cappellazzo, Mighty KongBot (Domenico Barra e Luigi Console), Marco Mendeni, Jacques Perconte, Antoine Schmitt, Guido Segni, Natalia Trejbalova, Fabien Zocco.

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INFO & CREDITS
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Fail/URL
http://desert.fail/ure
http://desert.fail/url

The tumblr archival performance
http://quietdesertfailure.tumblr.com

Music
Fabio Angeli, Lorenzo Del Grande

The Wrong Pavillion
http://inexactitudeinscience.com

Special thanks to
Florian Kuhlmann & Digital3mpire

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A is for Art, B is for Bullshit | A history of Conceptual Art for badasses - Out now


Dates:
Thu Jul 09, 2015 00:00 - Fri Jul 31, 2015

Dear friends,

after a long time and very hard work it's finally out my new project for all art lovers.

It's my personal view on conceptual art, conceptualism and contemporary bullshits in form of a printed book.

The book – which features biographies and works from Félix González-Torres, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Joseph Kosuth, Marcel Duchamp, Piero Manzoni, Ray Johnson, Sol LeWitt, Yves Klein and many others – is a an essential history of conceptual art scraped out from Wikipedia by an algorithm which preserved all the pictures and some alphabetical letters: A for art and B for bullshit.

Printed in a limited serie, each edition comprises two volumes (volume A and volume B).

Trailer video: https://vimeo.com/131602487
More info & pics: http://guidosegni.com/work/a-is-for-art-b-is-for-bullshit

Hope you enjoy,

Guido Segni


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After Post Internet there will be only, and always, Past Internet - Guido Segni (2015)


Dates:
Fri Apr 03, 2015 00:00 - Thu Dec 31, 2015

Dear internet folks around the world wide web,
in the past year and months there has been a lot of buzz about this post internet thing. And here it is my unnecessary contribution in form of truism:
a "forever young" URL and glittering web based statement about the post and the past internet condition.

> http://after.postinternet.there.will.be.only.and.always.pastinternet.com/


EVENT

Join the competition | Top 25 expiring internet artists


Dates:
Tue Mar 03, 2015 00:00 - Thu Dec 31, 2015

Top 25 expiring internet artists
topexpiringinternetartists.com

"Outside of the Internet there's no glory"
Miltos Manetas

Since 2013, a daily-updated top25 chart displays the most influential internet artists based on the expiring date of their website.

Now updated and renewed, Top expiring internet artists is an ongoing fancy race for rats and a representation of the state of hypercompetition and anxiety of contemporary artists inside (and outside) of the Internet.

Want to join the competition?
Check your website's expiring date and submit your name&website to
submit@topexpiringinternetartists.com

INFO

website: topexpiringinternetartists.com
contact & submissions: submit@topexpiringinternetartists.com

GUIDO SEGNI

With a background in Hacktivism, Net Art and Video Art, Guido Segni, aka Clemente Pestelli, (b. 1979, Italy) lives and works somewhere at the intersections between art, pop internet culture and data hallucination.
Mainly focused on the daily (ab)use of Internet, his work is characterized by minimal gestures on technology which combine conceptual aproaches with a traditional hacker attitude in making things odd, useless and dysfunctional.
In quite recent years he moved from an identity to another producing works, actions and interventions under pseudonyms, collectives and multiple names (Dedalus, Clemente Pestelli, Guy McMusker, Angela Merelli, Anna Adamolo, Guy The Bore, Umberto Stanca, Silvie Inb, Fosco Loiti Celant, Guru Miri Goro, Leslie Bleus, Luther Blissett).
Co-founder of Les Liens Invisibles , he exhibited in galleries, museums (MAXXI Rome, New School of New York, KUMU Art Museum of Talinn) and art & media-art international festivals (International Venice Biennale, Piemonte SHARE Festival, Transmediale).
Currently he teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara, directs the imaginary REFRAMED lab and he is part of the editorial committee for the project Atypo.


EVENT

Proofs of existence of a cloud worker | Video preview & temporary exhibition


Dates:
Fri Sep 12, 2014 18:00 - Fri Sep 12, 2014

Location:
Lucca, Italy

Pics or it didn’t happen | Proofs of existence of a cloud worker
Video preview & temporary exhibition @ Pavillon social Kunstverein
Via A.Mordini 64. 55100 Lucca

Friday 12th September from 6.00 pm at Pavillon Social in Lucca Guido segni will preview his last video work called "Proofs of existence of a cloud worker”, fully developed for the exhibition “Pics ir it didn’t happen “ at Hoc/gallery.

The video was realized paying 50 workers from the crowd sourcing Amazon Mechanical Turk platform which were called from different areas of the world.

The project "Pics or it didn't happen", developed specifically for the gallery, is characterized as a researching space about the three-points relationship between the web, image and reality.

The design that animates the screen is a readymade taken from the well-known Google Images and from others web icons that are modelled and warped from the artist.

So the project consists in letting fly the images taken from the most popular search engine, indeed utilizing the statement “Pics or it didn't happen”.
From internet to the real world and again around, the images are passed, from place to place inside and outside the screen using the same ways that are provided to us from the web and the digital instruments. From a very simple thing as a printer to the various online services of print ondemand, arriving than to the necessary device video-photo.

The video will be online until the end of the month at the below link: www.hocgallery.com/picsoritdidnthappen.html

After the web page and the screening of "Proofs of existence of a cloud worker” the show will conclude its exhibition cycle with an event during the month of october.

Info
info@hocgallery.com
www.hocgallery.com
http://pics.oritdidnthappen.com
www.guidosegni.com

Bio
With a background in Hacktivism, Net Art and Video Art, Guido Segni, aka Clemente Pestelli, (b. 1979, Italy) lives and works somewhere at the intersections between art, pop internet culture and data hallucination.
Mainly focused on the daily (ab)use of Internet, his work is characterized by minimal gestures on technology which combine conceptual aproaches with a traditional hacker attitude in making things odd, useless and dysfunctional.
In quite recent years he moved from an identity to another producing works, actions and interventions under pseudonyms, collectives and multiple names (Dedalus, Clemente Pestelli, Guy McMusker, Angela Merelli, Anna Adamolo, Guy The Bore, Umberto Stanca, Silvie Inb, Fosco Loiti Celant, Guru Miri Goro, Leslie Bleus, Luther Blissett).
Co-founder of Les Liens Invisibles , he exhibited in galleries, museums (MAXXI Rome, New School of New York, KUMU Art Museum of Talinn) and art & media-art international festivals (International Venice Biennale, Piemonte SHARE Festival, Transmediale).
Currently he teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Carrara, directs the imaginary REFRAMED lab and he is part of the editorial committee for the project Atypo.