24 / 02 / 2005 – 01 / 03 / 2005

Curated by Marco Mancuso

Atrium Space – Turin

Wave section of Piemonte Share Festival 2005 registered the collaboration of Digicult in the ambit of the audiovisual section of the festival that will be held in the Atrium Space headquarter, in Solferino Square in Turin.

Wave in Atrium is thought to question the unexplored and explored bounds of the audiovisual experimentation, through the invitation of some italian leading artists like: Pirandelo (Andrea Gabriele, Claudio Sinatti, Marita Cosma) and Otolab.

AudioVideo is mostly intended as an audiovisual product provided of planning skill and of an aesthetic born by the deep and emotional integration of two expressive codes: sound contamination and visual experimentation. Therefore, audio-video is nowadays a testing ground that moves through some principal artistic components:

Live Media Performance

It’s the component that mostly research and experiment, both in the aesthetic and synaesthetic part. The Live Media Performance term refers to those audiovisual live concerts that unite electronic sounds and images in an integrated project, not as images that comment sounds, but rather as equal synergic elements of a unique event.

A Live Media Performance is a complex multimedia liveset, directed by a group of 2/5 people, that represent the union point between realities related to entertainment, art, architecture, cinema and design worlds. Live Media Performance practice differs from the Vjing one, where sound and images flow together, also because of its research path inside electronic and electro-acoustic music, as well as in the ambit of video art.


Component of performance that usually born by the integration of a work group on images and a work group on music. The practice of Vjing, developed in discos or “clubs” in the middle 90’s in the north Europe, was born as visual comment for music tracks autonomously managed by the DJs. This means that the skill of the VJ is represented by its speed in managing the visual contents; don’t forget though that the integration with music is often random. The musical genre goes from dance to researched electro.

In this case the research of images to be integrated with music is lighter, as the visual component is often only an accompaniment and synaesthetic involvement, putting images on the back burner. DVJing is an experimental territory that could lead to a deep integration between audio and video, where an only artist or group of artists proposes a performance in electro-dance key where there’s a perfect synchrony between the audio and video component.

Audio-video Installation

It is a component that doesn’t perform necessary live. It explores the integration between art, communication and technology. The audio-video installations exist even without their creator presence and invite the reflection about the show made with the relation between music-images and man-machine, mostly in all the interactive exhibitions. In those kind of contexts the visual components is routed in an emotional message for images as well as the sound component is addressed to the involvement through sounds.

VideoSoundToys are part of this family, as they require the interaction of the user and are characterized by a deep synaesthetic audio and video research. Therefore Live Media Performance requires an immediate integration between sound and image in its planning approach, as the DJ/musician work and the videomaker one start from a shared project and method. This implicates a work group around a theme, structure, draft or script. Complex and rich audio-visual stimulations often impose a time limit for the performance, if the public is considered. A Live Media Performance is an immersive, three-dimensional experience where the public is surrounded by sounds and images strictly related to each other and requires a interpretative and attentive effort.