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ALBANIA EXPANDED IMAGE: A CONVERSATION WITH ALFREDO CRAMEROTTI at COD – Centre for Openness and Dialogue, Tirana, Albania 2016 by Alfredo Cramerotti

ALBANIA EXPANDED IMAGE: A CONVERSATION WITH ALFREDO CRAMEROTTI at COD – Centre for Openness and Dialogue, Tirana, Albania  2016

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ALBANIA EXPANDED IMAGE: A CONVERSATION WITH ALFREDO CRAMEROTTI

COD – Centre for Openness and Dialogue, Prime Minister Office, Tirana

“The most obvious and ubiquitous – and important – realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about…", writes Alfredo Cramerotti introducing his text on the Hyperimage.  We all must come to realise that we live in the world of images.

We communicate with them while working or sharing archives, everyday emotions, or distribute information. We copy and recopy them, delete and find them again…  They are becoming our vocabulary without syntax, where cohesion and coherence are lurking in the box of the lost and found.

Artists as well as journalists, politicians, and society at large produce images and diffuse them through different devices, formats for different uses and audiences.  We are using a sort of ‘visual Esperanto’ every moment.  How do we make sense of this new and still unacknowledged vocabulary? 

Alfredo Cramerotti talks at COD about the hyperimage, explaining its theoretical grounding and his approach to curatorial practice.

Albania Expanded Image is a series of discussions regarding the role of media in artistic production in this region.  After a preliminary research AEI came to realize that in the specific case of Albania, the relationship between art and media is absorbed by the political dialogue happening on TV, radio, social media and in bars around the country.  AEI wants to make this dialogue manifest and relevant, bringing it back to the place where it may have the most impact.

AEI
(Valentina Bonizzi, Alfredo Cramerotti and the Chamber of Public Secrets)