During the spring and summer of 2020, the members of Diogene and the founder of Oggetti Specifici have been engaging in a series of dialogues at a distance with the artists invited for the new edition of the project The Unseen: an open discussion among colleagues, complemented by the peculiar approach of Oggetti Specifici, about genealogies and geographies, early passions and education, different approaches to artistic research and production, personal visions about the role of chance, mistake and failure, kinship and distance, responsibility, disillusion and a lot more.

The events of October 3 complete these dialogues in the presence of the artistic duo Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico.

A robotics engineer, hacker, interaction designer, TED Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, and World Yale Fellow. A digital communication and inclusion expert and cyber-ecologist. The artistic duo Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico observes the mutations of human beings and societies due to the advent of ubiquitous networks and technologies. Between poetics and politics, bodies and architectures, squats and revolutionary business models, the couple promotes a vision of the world in which art is the glue that connects science, politics, and economics. They are the authors of global performances, publications, and works on exhibit all over the world. They teach and have teached courses such as Near Future, ‘Transmedia and Interaction Design in several universities such as ISIA School of Design in Florence, ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome, RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts and IED. They are the founders of the research center HER – Human Ecosystems Relazioni, based in Rome since 2016, and of the international network AOS – Art is Open Source, dedicated to the interconnections between art, science, and technology.

Here are some images by Emanuele Pensavalle: