Interviews

Carl Stone – Sampling and recreating

Carl Stone has been feeding on all the musical “spore” in his atmosphere, was that from USA or from the beloved Far East, and all others that, being persistent in his memory, have activated the creative process. He made use of always better means to “cultivate” a body of works, and collaborations, in which he synthesized his electronic explorations, developing and earning an absolutely original space in contemporary music.... READ MORE...

Explorer in the “Ocean of Sound”. Interview with David Toop

There are people that respect music, any kind of music, and its central role in our culture, and music becomes the center of their speculative interest. David Toop is one of them, but his analysis is really helping us to re-consider the “second art”, to expand its limits, to search in almost every aspect of our sensitive lives a “hidden harmony”, a resonance for a sort of sonic awakening.... READ MORE...

Broadcasting alienation: interview with Laura Yuile

ASSET ARREST is a podcast series set around the viewing of different luxury properties led by artist Laura Yuile, who poses as a potential buyer. In her work, she explores notions of the domestic and the urban through the intimate (or public) matters of living together, and the effects of globalization and technological development upon living space itself. Interview by Fabiola Fiocco.... READ MORE...

La fabbrica è esplosa: evviva la fabbrica. Intervista con Fabrizio Bellomo

Fabrizio Bellomo porta avanti da alcuni anni la ricerca sulle interconnessioni tra strumenti, rappresentazioni e retoriche del lavoro. Con FILM, presentato nel 2020 con il debutto a novembre al Torino Film Festival (che si è svolto interamente online) nella sezione ITALIANA.DOC, affronta la rielaborazione di proprie esperienze e ricerche sviluppate tra l’Italia, la Serbia, l’Albania e la Germania, paesi nei quali Bellomo ha prodotto interventi e realizzato mostre negli ultimi anni. Il cortocircuito, illuminate e talvolta ironico, tra vecchi e nuovi paradigmi visivi e sociali nella relazione tra essere umano e macchina mette in risalto il continuo ritorno e rinnovamento di dinamiche di smaterializzazione del lavoro, managerializzazione dell’esistenza umana, appiattimento, omogeneizzazione culturale e (auto)sfruttamento.... READ MORE...

Sara Tirelli and the VR Pavilion at 2020 Resilienze festival

Hera Immersive Area is a space within Resilienze 2020 festival dedicated to new technologies in relation to art and scientific research and aimed at exploring environmental issues through innovation. This interview focuses on the VR Pavilion, both because of the long-lasting acquaintance and the deep esteem towards Sara Tirelli and her artistic and research path that has been going on for a very long time in Italy and internationally.... READ MORE...

Luigi Turra, profeta del vuoto e dell’invisibile

Turra, sound artist, compositore riduzionista, elettroacustico ed esperto di musica concreta, ha presentato un nuovo lavoro che esplora l’equilibrio acustico tra il silenzio e la percezione tattile del suono, temi centrali della sua ricerca. L'opera, "Tactile.Surface" (2019), indaga in modo radicale ed alchemico l’utilizzo sia delle tecniche analogiche sia digitali per manipolare e ri-assemblare i suoni.... READ MORE...

Performing the Archive of Future Gestures. Interview with Julien Prévieux

Julien Prévieux is a multidisciplinary artist that for years has investigated the relationship between technologies and the human, employing diverse formats and languages. Many of his works escape specific language and discipline categories. They are open processes, social experiments on what the artist defines as "crisis wrecks", iconic residues of financial scandals, legal cases, traces of symbolic structures or visual codes produced by economic and political systems.... READ MORE...

An opportunity to (re)listen carefully to the world: A conversation with Chris Watson

According to Chris Watson, one of the foremost sound recordists of wildlife and of the most remote areas on Earth, lockdown has changed our sound perception and has become an extraordinary opportunity to listen to the home environment of urban areas and interact again with the surrounding nature. Interview by Caterina Tomeo.... READ MORE...