Harddiskmuseum.

A museum with unique digital files of art, founded by Solimán López.

 

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Mission

 

When we mention the word museum our mind will automatically connect it to architecture.

An architecture that within the social and cultural context, it has survived the complicated economic possibilities, but it has also faced the challenging cultural and structural possibilities of our times.   

With the high tech bubble and the example of great art centers as keystones of the cities culture where they were built, brick became synonymous with culture.

But the concept of art, culture and its significance may find shelter in other environments. It represents an intangible asset that stands and grows within the collective imagination, which might, or might not find shelter in a three-dimensional space.

Nowadays, this digital world is transferred into a society where word, expression and all the channels of information are expanded via social networks, blogs, videos, as well through an endless online offer.

Art itself is a living image of the society in which it is implemented; being precisely this art the answer to what happens within each particular context.

For the times we are living, complicated and confused, new drawings are coming up on the scenery of culture, the economy associated with the same and of course the artist`s work, commissioners and curators within this wide framework.

Everything is being redraw and virtuality is making way with no expected ending, which we undoubtedly have to understand, enjoy and organize.

The museum seen as an art center, cultural space, or gallery is completely connected to the idea of a three-dimensional space offering an artistic and informative content of interest.

But, does a hard disk itself may not be considered architecture? Isn`t the memory and the artists work being represented on hanging walls, either projected or installed? Are there no files in a museum? Does not the artist fingerprint remain printed on those walls?

A museum can answer to all these questions, however in its broadest concept, etymologically right; a hard disk can also do it.

A hard disk enables the information to be organized into folders, allows this information to be revealed and increased across peripheral devices and above all else, a hard disk is a universe.

Harddiskmuseum, does not intend to diverge into a series of alternative proposals, moreover, it tries to join urban art, netart and other fundaments to talk about this art structure and the society, and tries to draw a confused line between the figure of the artist, of the museum, of the culture budgets, of a knowledge-based society, of the memory, of the art starsystem and why not, to combine new exhibition models, co-operative, creative and generators of ideas and reflection.

Infoaddictives, today, we are prepared to bear upon our shoulders with one particular concern, information. Images as memory assistants, video records as personal experience and the hard disk as container file and why not, in addition to all above said, of art.

Harddiskmuseum aims to meditate on the idea of transforming a museum into a real work of art, an interactive system and collective work, where each participant and actor belonging to the mentioned art structure performs around an artistic proposal, because the hard disk does not understand about contents, it only makes available its memory to may be filled up with good or bad ideas.
Solimán López (HDDM founder)

BA in Art history and Art and Communication Master, is media artist, department of I+D+i director in ESAT (Escuela Superior de Arte y Tecnología de Valencia) and Harddiskmuseum founder.

He develops his work and investigation applying and analyzing the technology from a technical and conceptual point of view creating pieces of digital art, interactive, performance, and media art in general. He uses strong references to the art history, the social changes obtained by the technological revolution paradigm and the new language proposed by the digital itself.

His work has been shown in many countries such as Venezuela (I Bienal de Arte Emergente), Cuba (Festival de Camagüey), Nicaragua (CCE), Mexico (CCE), El Salvador (CCE), Argentina (MACBA – Buenos Aires, MAC – Bahía Blanca, Palacio Ferreyra – Córdoba, Timoteo Navarro – Tucumán), Sweden (SwitzerlandArtSpace), Pasadena and Chicaco (MIA Festival), Portugal (Au pie de la Montagne Show) or Greece (Create an Accident) and museums such as CAC of Málaga, IVAM of Valencia (Tecnometrías and Sustratos exhibition), Matadero Madrid, Museo Centro del Carmen (Valencia), Centro Cibeles (Madrid), I-CAS (Sevilla), Arts Santa Monica, Etopia: Center for Art and Technology or fairs sucha as ARCO Madrid, JustMad or ArtMadrid in Spain, or Point Ephémère and Mi*Galerie in Paris.

Solimán has been invited for making talks, conferences and workshops in Tedx Valladolid, Bancaja Foundation, Injuve, UPV Valencia, UFSM (Santa María – Brazil), UNESP (Brazil), Espacio Plá (Buenos Aires), MAC (Bahía Blanca), CAAC Cuenca, Brieffestival (Medialab Prado Madrid), Digitall (Valencia), CCCB (Barcelona), Art Santa Monica (Barcelona), Etopia: Center for Art and Technology (Zaragoza), Universidad de Cuenca (Cuenca) , Universidad Carlos III (Madrid), among others.

Currently is preparing next solo show in Scan Room (London), and his participation in collectives exhibitions such as Intervalos (Cigarreras, Alicante. Spain), My World (Matadero Madrid) and Open Codes in ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany).

LAB

Team is made by artist, designers, pedagogues, critics, curators and art, culture and education professionals, which shares to the art world a new supporting tool for media art and contemporary creativity.
Project is developed in ESAT LAB, an investigation in art, design, interaction, entertainment and new technologies leaded by Solimán López.

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The art system covers different figures, actors and protocols which act as organizing and argument tools for exhibition proposals. By joining all these elements together we obtain the so called cultural product. Everyone involved within this process starting from editors, graphic designers, illuminators, caretakers, museum directors, curators and of course artists, play different roles. But, in the end they all move around the same universe or exhibition space.

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