Stanza (England)

Stanza is an internationally recognised artist, who has been exhibiting worldwide since 1984. His artworks have won twenty international art prizes and art awards including:- Vidalife 6.0 First Prize Spain. SeNef Grand Prix Korea. Videobrasil First Prize Brazil. Cynet Art First Prize Germany. Share First Prize Winner Italy. His artworks have been exhibited with over one hundred exhibitions globally. Participating venues have included :- Venice Biennale: Victoria Albert Museum: Tate Britain: Mundo Urbano Madrid: Bruges Museum: TSSK Norway: Biennale of Sydney: Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo Mexico: Plymouth Arts Centre: ICA London: Sao Paulo Biennale:

Stanza artworks since the mid eighties have focused on the participatory system the ‘city’ that frames questions within his work opening up conversations about the politics of space. He creates investigations about the construction of space, the environment, and landscapes you cannot see. Selected artwork monitor the behaviours, activities, and changing information, of the world around us often using networked devices and information across the internet. This can include observation by means of custom made sensors, networked cameras and computers. Stanza reforms this information and data creating what he calls parallel realities.

He uses multiple new technologies to create distances between real time multi point perspectives that emphasize a new visual space. The results can be aesthetically beautiful maps of data or information such as personal interests, beliefs, and large scale installations representing weather, environmental, pollution and traffic data.

Stanza presents the city as a control system and various art projects have been made using live real time environmental data, surveillance and security data, news and real time information systems. The artworks ‘The Emergent City’ , ‘Sonicity’, ‘Urban Generation’ reform data, working with the idea of bringing data from outside into the inside, and then present it back out again in open ended systems where the public is often engaged in or directly embedded in the artwork. www.stanza.co.uk