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Stefano Collicelli Cagol in partnership with LUX
During the research residency Cagol has been exploring how news might be delivered through an artistic approach to moving images, rather than using journalistic forms, deploying facts and commentary. At the same time, the project will rethinks how this process could activate an archive of art works. Reviving material from the past to face the present, acts to place the artwork within a new context, infusing the present with different, multiple temporalities and opening new points for discussion. In reconsidering traditional formats of TV broadcast news through online platforms of information distribution and digital technology, the project will ask: Is it possible to rethink the function of the news and its distribution through the mediation of an artistic perspective? And if this is the case, which kind of impact could this have on the status of the art work per se? Could digital platforms provide a new space different from that of the museum, where an archive and its material are reproduced and revitalised? 'More on This Story Soon...' aims to emphasise, on the one hand, the distance between the archive material and everyday news while, on the other hand, discuss the often-contested politics of artists’ works and how this discourse could work to premise an innovative approach to the news.
Stefano Collicelli Cagol is an independent curator based in London. Recently, he co-curated the exhibition Forms of Distancing. Representative Politics and the Politics of Representation at the steirischer herbst festival 2014 in Graz and obtained his PhD in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London.