miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2012

28 NOVEMBRE _ @ventinovegiorni(di resistenza) _ MENEXA_ROMA

Maria Rosa Jijon@ventinovegiorni 
a cura di Federica La Paglia

mercoledi 28 novembre dalle 18
performance h.18.20
Menexa, via di Montoro 3 - Roma

María Rosa Jijón, con l’approccio politico tipico di tutta la sua produzione, affronta la questione del resistere con un intervento che sintetizza in un solo momento due contrapposte forme di resistenza. Attraverso un’istallazione ambientale, che è parte della serie It’s just a game da cui prende il titolo, l’artista propone una riflessione sul tema della migrazione, affrontata da un duplice punto di vista: quello dei migranti e quello di chi controlla le frontiere e ne impedisce il passaggio. Il lavoro dell’artista, per l’occasione, assume una venatura apparentemente giocosa ma, in realtà, proprio per questo fortemente critica. 

Per la serata inaugurale l’artista propone una performance che è parte costitutiva dell’opera site specific.  

Via di Montoro 3, Roma 

orari: dal lun al ven h.10-18 

info: 06 / 66019323 ; info@ventinovegiorni.it

La mostra gode del sostegno dell'Ambasciata dell'Ecuador in Italia e del Ministero degli Affari Esteri, del Commercio e della Integrazione dell'Ecuador.

martes, 27 de noviembre de 2012

FOX NEWS _ U.S. Border Patrol and Video Games

After spending $1 billion on a virtual border fence that it does not plan to complete, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is investing another $1.6 million to test video game technology to help improve its decisions on where to spend its border security funds. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2011/04/28/border-patrol-using-video-games-technology-help-border-safe/#ixzz2DQDKnLxl

jueves, 15 de noviembre de 2012


U.S. Border Patrol Increases Use Of Unmanned Drones For Surveillance 
Hufftington Post

 The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is ramping up its use of fancy technology to monitor the nation's borders again -- this time by opening up Washington's airspace to two unmanned Predator drones. 

 The announcement comes as part of the Department of Homeland Security's six year effort to build the nation's largest fleet of domestic surveillance drones. The program carries a $250 million pricetag and has produced mixed results, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

 The planes that will patrol Washington state are no Tacocopters (drone helicopters used to deliver tacos in China). Rather the drones deployed in Washington will be 10,000-pound Predator-B unmanned aircraft with 950-mile coverage ranges that can stay in the air for up to 20 hours at a time, border patrol spokesperson Gina Gray told The Associated Press. 

 In the Republican primary, Rick Perry suggested that Predator drones should be used to patrol the Southern border, apparently unaware that the nation's border patrol agency was already doing just that in his own state. Continue reading...

viernes, 21 de septiembre de 2012

AUSTRALIA Customs has unveiled an unmanned aircraft as the latest weapon to protect Australia's borders.

The plane, being trialed for six weeks in far north Queensland, is able to transmit live pictures back to a ground station at Weipa, and then onto the national surveillance centre in Canberra.
It is hoped the technology will boost Customs' ability to detect illegal foreign fishing and any quarantine and border threats.
Customs spokesman Nigel Perry says the camera system is very stable.   continue reading

lunes, 20 de agosto de 2012


PRANBURI, Thailand -- They're better known as stealthy killing machines to take out suspected terrorists with pinpoint accuracy. But drones are also being put to more benign use in skies across several continents to track endangered wildlife, spot poachers and chart forest loss.     READ MORE




UŽNA AMERIKA / SOUTH AMERICA PAVILJON / PAVILLION OTVORITEV SKUPINSKE RAZSTAVE / GROUP EXHIBITION OPENING ČETRTEK / THURSDAY, 2.7.2012, 19.00, MIHELIČEVA GALERIJA umetniki / artists: Marlon De Azembuja (Brazilija/ Brazil), Dario Escobar (Gvatemala/ Guatemala), Gianfranco Foschino (Čile/ Chile), David Perez Karmadavis (Dominikanska republika/ Dominican Republic), Regina Jose Galindo (Gvatemala/ Guatemala), Priscila Monge (Kostarika/ Costa Rica), Ronald Moran (San Salvador), Carlos Motta (Kolumbija/ Columbia), Ivan Navarro (Čile/ Chile), Luis Gonzales Palma (Argentina, Gvatemala/ Guatemala), Felipe Aguila (Čile/ Chile), Maria Rosa Jion (Ekvador/ Ecuador), Omar Urena (Mehika / Mexico), Enrique Zamudio (Čile/ Chile), Ishmael Randall Weeks (Peru), kustos / curator: Antonio Arevalo (Čile / Chile) več /

miércoles, 13 de junio de 2012


martedì 12 giugno 2012

Invasione di droni nei cieli della Sicilia

Antonio Mazzeo Blog

Droni, droni e ancora droni. Sarà intensissimo, in estate, il via vai di aerei militari senza pilota sui cieli siciliani. Decine di decolli ed atterraggi nella base USA e NATO di Sigonella che faranno impazzire il traffico aereo nel vicino scalo civile di Catania Fontanarossa. Grandi aerei spia del tipo Global Hawk e i Predator e i Reaper carichi di bombe e missili che sorvoleranno l’isola e solcheranno i mari, pregiudicando la sicurezza dei voli e delle popolazioni. SEGUE ....

martes, 5 de junio de 2012


 it's just a game _ video projection
 drone _ model_RQ-1 PREDATOR_1:72
 drone _ model_RQ-1 PREDATOR_1:72
 Kika_video on monitor
 extraterritorial_audio installation + Migration Law on wall
Simone Bolivar_wall writing

martes, 22 de mayo de 2012

it's just a game - a L'Aquila il 31 maggio 2012

Ecuadorian artist Maria Rosa Jijon’s personal exhibition titled “It’s just a game” curated by Martina Sconci will open at the MU.SP.A.C (Museo Sperimentale di Arte Contemporanea)  Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 6.30 pm.

This is the fourth contemporary art event to take place within the project “Percorsi Migranti”  (“Migrant trails”) promoted by the Coordinamento Ricostruire Insieme in collaboration with MU.SP.A.C with the purpose of fostering intercultural encounters in L’Aquila and elsewhere, by means of various disciplines.

A thought by Simon Bolivar opens the exhibition: with utmost disillusionment the “Libertador” of Latin America speaks about the future of his region, casting a pessimistic glance on the future and inviting the public  to reflect upon the meaning of migration.

In the video “It’s just a game” infrared cameras record border crossing by migrants. Playing with the ambivalence of the meaning of the word “game”, meant as a playful activity and as “prey”. Images, ironically accompanied by repetitive and alienating videogame music generate reflections on the means of control. In a cyberage whereas the zeroing of spatial and temporal distances offers opportunities for greater freedom in terms of overcoming barriers, moving fast and acting remotely, we are still “preys” or “pawns” of a videogame controlled by society. The State surveils us but we cannot surveil the State.

Signs used in anti-immigration demonstrations have been retrieved by the artist from various xenophobic websites to create the installation “STOP!”, and communicate a sense of danger and alert.

The installation “Extraterritorial. Remake 2004-2012”  surrounds the public with pages of the Bossi-Fini law, while members of the Latin American community of Rome read its articles. By doing so they remind us of the problems they have to face, such as those related to their children’s citizenship.

Sujeto Movil” stirs up a reflection on the image of the foreigner in contemporary society, whereas he/she is given physical or behavioral features outside of traditional rules, with the purpose of generating fear, rejection, perplexity. By doing so the support of an a-critical audience accustomed to consume messages without discerning their   contents and purposes is being gained. People that appear in the video, silent in front of the camera, show themselves for what they are. The ensuing image represents an ironic criticism of genetic, ethnic and racial differences, as these were attributed to migrants through the original use of anthropological photography in studies on genetic diversity.

Kika” is an Ecuadorian woman that dreamt of migrating to Europe to live a better life. She tells us in confidence about her story of failed migration, reminding all of us that we are condemned to a life of choices, but not all of us have the means to choose”: (Z. Bauman)