Donkijote.org Cristian Bettini a.k.a. P.ankh
Born in Brescia, Italy, 1973. Lives and works in Spain
Cristian Bettini. Photo: Enrique Cárdenas
Donkijote.org
23
Sep
2009
10
Jan
2010
Donkijote.org, the winning work of LABoral's Digital_LAB Open Call, is a project with an installative and a vitural dimension, perfectly combined, that also spreads itself across the land of Asturias, bringing the centre -in all senses of the world- to the periphery.
Image of the exhibition. Photo: Enrique Cárdenas

Donkijote.org

Donkijote.org, the winning work of LABoral's Digital_LAB Open Call, is a project with an installative and a vitural dimension, perfectly combined, that also spreads itself across the land of Asturias, bringing the centre -in all senses of the world- to the periphery.

23
Sep
2009
10
Jan
2010
22:00 to 23:00
Donkijote.org

Image of the exhibition. Photo: Enrique Cárdenas

Donkijote.org, the winning work of LABoral's Digital_LAB Open Call, by Cristian Bettini a.k.a. P.ankh, is a project with an installative and a vitural dimension, perfectly combined, that also spreads itself across the land of Asturias, bringing the centre -in all senses of the world- to the periphery. Its strength resides in its open and dynamic nature and in its multiple potentialities, arising directly from its interaction with the surroundings.

The super-computerized donkey and its travelleing companion for a multidisciplinary work, a mixture of performance, telematics and media art, accesible through the Internet from any point of the planet, and endowed with interactive exhibition space in LABoral.

It is a project in movement and constant evolution, that reconciles nature and technology, creating a new sinergy and a new rhythm between them, by travelling, searching and rediscovering the territory from an artistic poitn of view.

Minuto, the donkey, carries computer, modem, GPS ans a system of solar panels and Cristian, the artist, takes the cameras. The animal supplies instinct and rhythm and the man, creativity, passion and logic. Together they become an unusual interface between Asturias and the rest of the world.

Their adventures and travels, related by photographs, brief texts and videos, make up a dynamic online diary. Nonetheless, unlike similar projects, Donkijote.org gives to everybody the chance to participate in the travel's evolution, virtually through the web and physically through the installation placed at LABoral. in this way, the web and the installation grow and evolve during the course of the journey, thanks to the contributions of the artist and his followers and the interaction among them. An interaction that contributes to set the character of the travel and to tie invisible links between LABoral and its widespread public.

The idea is to give shape to different maps of Asturias and to investigate new ways to live technology, tightening the links between physical abd virtual reality and creating the new reality required by the contemporary human being.

www.donkijote.org

Artist: Cristian Bettini a.k.a. P.ankh

Curators: Roberta Bosco & Stefano Caldana

Under the auspices of:

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With the support of:

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With the collaboration of:

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Centro de Cartografía del Principado de Asturias

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