The Influencers Festival in Barcelona

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG and Bani present:THE INFLUENCERSFestival of media action and radical entertainment

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*February 28-29-1 March 2008*
Center of Contemporary Culture Barcelona

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with ALAN ABEL, ALTERAZIONI VIDEO, SANTI CIRUGEDA, BRODY CONDON, LAIBACH, MONOCHROM, TREVOR PAGLEN

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program: http://www.theinfluencers.org

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Welcome to 4th edition of The Influencers, the talk show you won’t see on TV!

The Influencers explores controversial forms of art and communication guerrilla, presenting independent projects that play with global popular culture, infiltrate the mass media, and transform fashions, consumption and technological fetishism.

The key to The Influencers is found in its guests and stories: impostors, pseudo-totalitarian musicians, conceptual hackers, deviant geographers, anarchitects and actors from invisible theatre. In these three days they are going to present their work, show known and less known material and speak with the public about challenges, goals and strategies.

With The Influencers, the border between disciplines is erased (since the message really is the message, and the medium is just a tactic), links between apparently distant projects are found, and bold genealogies are drawn between different countries and generations. Ambiguities are also explored and contradictions are discussed. In the manipulation of everyday symbols, as well as within what is excessive and politically incorrect, we will possibly find inspiration for changing the present and imagining the future.

In the next days we’ll post on this blog more info on each guest of this year’s festival. Stay tuned!


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