Alessio Galbiati

Cinema in the time of workflow. The digital revolution and film criticism’s Ancien Régime

In 2007, when I started my collaboration with Digicult and writing for Digimag, I discussed with its editor, Marco Mancuso, about what could be the areas of intersection between digital art and cinema. At the time I was still rather fresh from a university degree course in film studies that was largely, if not entirely, based on textbooks using a terminology that was light-years far from actual, hands-on film-making. Six years later cinema was fully digitalized, but the language of film criticism has remained virtually unchanged.... READ MORE...

The Perturbing Image. Interview With Francesca Fini

Francesca Fini is an image-woman: she creates (moving, static, real and synthetic) images; she is an art performer and filmmaker, interaction designer and (hyper) graphic dealing with every kind of hybridizations and contaminations. During her life she has been trying her hand at several media. Her first work was the autobiographical novel 'Thus Spoke Mickey Mouse' (1996), then she began to work in the fields of cinema and TV.... READ MORE...

Madden 12x A Second. When The Eye Flickers In Milan

From the 17th to the 26th September at the DOCVA (Documentation Center for Visual Arts) in Milan, via Procaccini 4, took place the exhibition 'Quando l'occhio trema. Il flicker fra cinema, video e digitale' (When the eye shakes. A flicker between cinema, video and digital world'. It is a videoscreening created by Claudia D'Alonzo (Digicult) and Mario Gorni (Careof DOCVA) and made of15 works of art which play the so called 'flicker' effect.... READ MORE...

Ken Jacobs: The Demiurgo Of The Moving Image

Mentre scrivo questo 'pezzo' la dodicesima edizione del Sonic Acts volge al termine e come ogni evento che si appresta alla conclusione lascia nell'animo di chi era presente, come pure di chi non c'era, l'enorme ansia della perdita che non  solo lo scivolare via d'un momento presente che si vorrebbe eterno, ma il timore dell'essersi lasciati sfuggire qualcosa da sotto il naso: un'intuizione, un momento, un bagliore irripetibile per sempre andato.... READ MORE...

Tech Stuff, Electronic Music Handbook

The following article is three different things at the same time. Number one: the prosecution of an interview I made to Lucia Nicolai (Editorial Manager of Qoob) published in Digimag 28 (http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=973). Number two: in-depth examination to understand the author/user that was firstly valorized by this experimental television, that is Giorgio Sancristoforo, better known as Tobor Experiment.... READ MORE...