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THE VOID X NERO EDITIONS Exit Reality | Liminal Rome 10-02-2024 – Report

February 15th, 2024

This is a report and archive of EXIT REALITY | LIMINAL ROME: Oltre la soglia, al centro dei desideri. This event was part of the ongoing collaboration between NERO and INC as part of the European project .expub. This event, took place on Saturday, February 10th, 2024  at Teatro delle Bellezze in the center of Rome insinuating itself into the cracks of our perception of reality.

The program included a meeting between Valentina Tanni and Pricilla de Pace, for a talk focused on internet aesthetics that transcend the boundaries of reality. This first part of the event was hosted in THE VOID, an audio-visual experiment developed by the Institute for Network Cultures.

The discussion took place in a PoUp T.V. studio that served as both a meeting and live streaming environment. In turn, the videos recorded on this occasion will be used for the .expub project and will be transformed into an experimental comic by Ilan Manouach and the Echo Chamber Studios.

Then we moved on to the ghostly and experimental music of Polysick, a Roman artist active since the 2010s in the field of electronic music in all its branches and variations.


Photo by: Visioni Parallele

Next up, Lee Gamble, a legendary musician, producer, and DJ. After a series of records on the PAN label, he finally landed at Steve Goodman/Kode 9’s Hyperdub, where his latest album “Models” was released in 2023, experimenting with new forms of collaboration between human input and artificial intelligence. On his personal label UIQ, he has published works by, among others, Lanark Artefax, Zuli, Nkisi, Emma DJ, Renick Bell…


Photo by: Visioni Parallele

And finally, Opium Child, one of the specters haunting NERO, embodying the subharmonic murmur of the tentacular abyss.


Photo by: Visioni Parallele

This event was even more special because it marked the beginning of .expub, a Creative Europe research project exploring the idea of Expanded Publishing.

Nero Editions has joined forces with the Institute for Network Cultures (Amsterdam), Aksioma (Ljubljana), and Echo Chamber (Brussels) for a biennial of experiments on new publishing formats. The idea is to bring to light knowledge and practices developed by members over the past years in an industry, that of publishing, which continues to expand beyond the classic terms of traditional linear publishing. Through events, public programming, print and digital publications, .expub aims to create an operational model for Expanded Publishing.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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