Case Study
Miltos Manetas
18 - 20 March 2014


We live in days of Metascreen. That’s to say, that screens (not computers) have now become a new layer of Nature. Screens and Networks. 
Screens are things that “project”, “transmit”, “translate” but also “concile”, “isolate”, “protect”.

Screens protect from the view of the whole (they are showing just a part, just a bit at a time). Looking at screens, can’t give the whole “impression” and it doesn’t offer the impression of the “Whole. Alas! it can’t transmit the “feeling” of the entire landscape…
The feeling of Nature. How easy that feeling rises when it comes to trees, rivers, mountains. One has just to stay still in front of these (like the man in the painting of Caspar David Friedrich) and do nothing but watch!
 The essence of the nature of what we call “natural world”, is gratis, it isn’t even interactive, its just there, our in the open, ready for the take!
 When it comes to Networks though, things aren’t that direct, exactly because Networks, are for the moment reachable only through computer screens, those unbearable eye-traps, those uninvisible pocket-walls.

Here comes Painting. Here comes Representation to save the day!

In a Metascreen World, representing (through painting, printing techniques, ready-made photography etc.), the infinite locations of the Internet, the many-worlds scenario of videogames, the overwhelming new populations of avatars, is the only way to be looking at Nature “At Large”.

Painting the output of computers, is attempting to “grasp” the feeling of it all: natural AND technologic nature alike.
 Finally, it is to try-for yet another time, like those guys in Paris, 150 years ago-to apply a “deeper realism”, something so cutting age that has to look quite light, quite easy and not very conceptual, something “impressionistic”.



Mike Calvert

Griffin (invited by Pascal Janovjak)

Annika Larsson

Angelo Plessas

Jon Rafman

Nora Renaud

Priscilla Tea

Amalia Ulman

- And with participation of

Domenico Billari

Alan Bogana

Manue Buess Gurtner

Egijia Inzuele

Tobias Kaspar

Valerio Scamuffa

Cédric Roduit

Benedetta Zucconi

- Assistenti maldestri dell’uso

Claudia Bernardi

Paolo Do

Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti

Salvatore Lacagnina

Miltos Manetas

- BlackBerry Film Director: Emiliano Montanari

- Music Master: Maurs Augustin

- Brigitte Bardot interpreted by Julia Perazzini

- Special Fashion: Mario Caruana

- Design: Julien Tavelli

- Influencer: Paolo Virno, Gunther Teubner

- Psycologist: Lilla Gurtner

- Art Historian: Toni Hildebrandt

- Introducing AL(essandro), VAL(entina), TAL (llulah)

- Contribution by

Donatien Grau

Robert Montgomery

- Crew

Orazio Battaglia

Niccolò Berretta

Paola Bommarito

Guido Coscino

Micaela Doti

Malvina Giordana

Matteo Keffer

Davide Sacco

Anna Schulz Seyring

19 March
Istituto Svizzero di Roma - via Liguria 20

Alan Bogana
Alberi metaschermo
h 16:16
Istituto Svizzero di Roma
via Liguria 20


Priscilla Tea
Alberi metaschermo
h 17:17
Istituto Svizzero di Roma
via Liguria 20


Angelo Plessas
Websites and eternal internet brotherhood
h 19:19
Istituto Svizzero di Roma – Sala Conferenze
via Liguria 20


Mario Rossi
Web and CSS
h 04.30
On Line

March 20
Istituto Svizzero di Roma – via Ludovisi 48

Mike Calvert
Invisible piano
h 16:16
Istituto Svizzero di Roma
via Liguria 20


Amalia Ulman
Wrong Madonna
h 17:17
Istituto Svizzero di Roma
via Liguria 20


Meeting with the invisible man
Preceded by Pascal Janovjak’s reading
h 5:55 PM
Istituto Svizzero di Roma – Biblioteca
via Liguria 20


Augustin Maurs
with the participation of Domenico Billari and Benedetta Zucconi
Music performance for ÑEWPRESSIONISM
h 18:18
Istituto Svizzero di Roma
via Liguria 20


Jon Rafman
Rome’s projection
Music arrangement by Augustin Maurs
from 19:19 to 21:21

Gallery: Miltos Manetas – Ñewpressionism
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