ELASTIC Group of Artistic Research
Ladaga & Mateiga, Italy
Alexandro Ladaga is an artist that works with digital media, video,
electronic music and computer animation, mixing new technology with a
philosophical approach (he has a degree in Philosophy, Aesthetics). He has
made a great number of site specific public art installations and video live
performances in Italy where he has had his first individual show at SPAZIO
ENNE (Rome, 1998) . He founded with Silvia Manteiga ( expert of semantics
of new media, she has a degree in Cultural Studies ) the Group of Artistic
They have been invited by the Townhall of Rome and Florence to make two site
specific/public art video installations for the Piazza del Popolo (Mine
Man) and Piazzale delle Cascine (Eye Recorder).
Elastic had partecipated in a project for the Festival Temps dıImages,
produced by the Venice Biennial and Canal ARTE. They had co-produced and
partecipated in a multimedia project with 35 site specific video creations
and 8 performers, in 11 ambients/rooms at the Padiglione Italia (Venice
Biennial). A project about the relationship between body and new technology
and the perception of images.
They have been artists in residence at The Kitchen (New York) in july 2002
and have been invited by Julian Zugazagoitia, curator of the Guggenheim
Museum and new Director of El Museo del Barrio to showcase their last video
installations in New York this fall . During 2003 they shall present their
live installation LCBODY at the American Museum of Moving Image (New York)
invited by Carl Goodman.