Second Life, 2007
Santiago Zabala, research professor of philosophy at the University of Barcelona, wrote an article about Filippo Minelli for The New York Times, based on the series Contradictions, which comments on the contradictions of society, brands and art and how they impact the earth’s ecosystem.
When we type “Flickr” or “Facebook” or “YouTube” into a browser, we seek to enter social networks and enjoy secure communication and interaction with a vast number of online users from around the world. Most of us take for granted that these words are understood by others in the same way. But what if rather than type these words on a keyboard we paint them on the walls of slums in Mali, Cambodia or Vietnam. Their meanings would certainly change.
An article was illustrated with the works of the Contradictions series by Minelli.´
The work of Minelli recently appeared in Le Monde, one of the two major French daily papers. It was used in the article “Réseaux: la quête des lois du Web” by David Larousserie in the Science&Techno section.
Online installation and publication initiated by Vivienne Westwood.