122 international artists. Co-operative work of the most important experimental poets in the world with the participation of joung poets and artists See all the "virtual" and "vitualized" works and the "real" exhibitions, performances, installations, realized simultaneously by the artists: Christina McPhee (USA), Aleksey Shklyaev (Russia), Archaeopteryx Art Group (Russia), Brice Bowman (USA), Bluecheese Factory (Italy), Joseph Franklyn McElroy (USA), Donna McElroy (USA), Alckmar Luiz dos Santos (Brazil), Gilbertto Prado (Brazil), Alvaro Andrade Garcia (Brazil), Coco Gordon (USA), Clemente Padin (Uruguay), Pedro Lopez Casuso (Venezuela), Siglinde Kallnbach (Germany), Calogero Barba (Italy), Caterina Davinio (Italy), (international group) Where: contemporaneously in Rome (Italy) - Los Angeles (USA), Santa Catarina (Brazil), San Luis Obispo (California USA), New York - Manhattan and Ground Zero (USA), St Petersburg, Izhevsk, Perm, (Russia), Nova Lima (Minas Gerais, Brazil), Cologne (Germany), Lecco (Italy), Playa, Pueblo de "Choroni" (Venezuela), Milan (Italy), Caltanissetta (Italy), Montevideo (Uruguay) and other cities. > On line:

"Against the art of the art-works I want to teach a superior art: the art of invention of fests" (Friedrich Nietzsche, 1881) The spirit of the Global Poetry Action is the fest. The idea is a collective creation which runs in the net as communication, art made of communication, which brings people, who live very far, in contact; but we also play on the semantic limit between real and virtual; so we realize this collaborative performance also as concrete, "real" thing out of the net, in remote places of the planet, as installation, performance, exhibition, and then we bring it again in Internet, as web site. The virtual action took place March 21, the real performances happened contemporaneously 21-23 March, the exhibitions / installations are still visible in the real spaces and now on line.




Caterina Davinio ( ), Italian artist and writer, curator, lives in Rome and Milan (Lecco). Graduated in Italian Literature at Rome La Sapienza University, she is one of the first artists in Italy, together with few others, who experimented new technologies (as video, computer and Internet) in literature since 1990; as curator she has brought the attention of the public and of the critic to the connections between experimental poetry and technologies, by organizing, since the beginning of the 90s itinerant festivals (Art Electronics And Other Writings, 94-95, Electronic Poe(try)visions, 96, 97, 98, 2000, Virtual Words, 99) which have brought the Italian performance and visual poetry in contact with the circuit of the video, computer and web art.

As an artist Caterina Davinio has made computer art, Internet performances and projects, audio-visual digital poems, real time computer interactions, video installations, computer printings exhibitions (among her works: "Dialogìe al metroquadro", computer micro-videos 94, "Terminal Videopoems", computer-actions cycle 96-97, "UFOp (Unidentified Flying Poetry Objects)", computer art-poetry cycle 99, - Poetry In Fatica Function, web project 1998-2002, "Azione Parallela - Bunker Poetico", virtual happening during the opening of the 49th Venice Biennial 2001 in the contest of the Poetry Bunker.

Her works were showed in universities and museums, in international exhibitions and festivals, in Italy and in other countries. She took part in the 48th Venice Biennial (experimental poetry meeting), in 49th Venice Biennial (she collaborated to the Poetry Bunker by selecting 100 international experimental poets), in the electronic art & television Biennial of Rome (editions: 1999, 2001).

Latest exhibitions: XI International Poetry Festival of Medellin (Colombia), 2001 (video) Le tribù dell'arte (The Art Tribes), Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Rome (general curator Achille Bonito Oliva), video and Performance section), 2ND INTERPOETRY EXHIBITION, Prof. Dr. Wilton Azevedo Curator, Salão Cultural João Calvino, Università Mackenzie, San Paolo, Brasile VII Biennial Of Experimental Poetry, 2001, Mexico City.

Caterina Davinio founded the cultural association Art Electronics (for the promotion of electronic writings and arts). In the videotheque "Art Electronics and Other Writings" she collects and promotes artists, computer and video experimental works.

Among her publications we remember: articles appeared in various catalogues and magazines in Italy, in France and in Internet, poems in anthologies of contemporary poets, the novel Còlor Còlor (Campanotto Editore, Pasian Di Prato-Udine, 1998). More information in the sites:
karenina.IT Experimental (poetry in "fatica" function)
Caterina Davinio Director
Davinio Art Electronics - Archives / Videotheque
Art Electronics and Other Writings



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