Wednesday 14 July 2010

Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco

Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco are founders of ART TECH MEDIA, a Meeting Platform for all sectors linked to art and new media for reflecting upon, analyse and debating across disciplines for the preparation of proposals related to cultural policy, coordination and optimization of resources, artistic production and research and their promotion at a global level.

They are at present organising the project ESPACIO ENTER. International Meeting for all sectors related to art and digital culture, for ideas that will allow us to design the future of technological innovation.

Laughter and tears, like life and death, go hand in hand and are part of our everyday life. But war – violence – is a personal decision exercised with the objective of dominating the other. The desire to impose one's own culture on everyone else has been a constant element among individuals and groups. This situation is constantly aggravated by the different degrees of control over technology and energy resources. The victims are always victims, and the tyrants are never innocent. Visitors won't have a single point of view, they will have to make distinctions and position themselves, strip themselves of their own identities in order to encounter the other, in the others, the thousands of characters who come to life in the images that surround them. They can't opt out. They will go on to form part of this History.

Human-NW. Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco