#ARTOFFLINE
by Manuel Correa, Norway, Colombia, Canada 2015, 58'
PHOTOGRAPHY: Maxime Cyr-Morton, Joseph Schweers   PRODUCER: Emil Nygard Olsen
SOUND: Emil Nygard Olsen   PRODUCTION: Atelier Bolombolo
EDITING: Manuel Correa, Emil Nygard Olsen   LANGUAGE: English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2016
 
Today visitors’ experiences in museums is increasingly mediated by screens of the devices in their possession. In this film, Manuel Correa focuses on this behavior by interviewing numerous players, including gallery owners Andy Sylvester, Mohammad Salemy; artists Jan Wallace, Julieta Aranda, Antonia Hirsch; the critic Clint Burnham, and anthropologist Wade Davis. The result is a reflection on the ways in which technology is changing the methods of approach to art, and the creation of a new public virtually connected to the museum only through Internet: from the relocation of art via the network involves the user’s achieving a kind of freedom stage, although it lacks the value of an 'offline' experience--the experience felt with the whole body and released from the screen’s inexpressiveness. If everything can be experienced on-line, what is the current meaning of a museum exhibition? Will there be a new role for galleries and museums?
 
Manuel Correa
Manuel Correa is an artist from Medellin, Colombia. He is a founding member of the film production company + Collective Art Atelier Bolombolo. #ARTOFFLINE is his first film. His works have been exhibited in many museums including the Salon Departamental des Artes, Medellin (2010), the 295 Gallery, Vancouver (2014) and Schneiderei Galerie, Vien (2015). Together with the Collective art Atelier Bombolo he realized in 2013 Meridiem, Spitshine flicks as Production Designer and 2014 Zero Ave Dir. Benjamin Arce as Art Director (writing the script for both films). Correa was also invited to participate in Super-conversations, an online component of e-flux's work for the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). He participated in the Bergen International Film Festival in 2015 and in the Rotterdam International Film Festival (2016).

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