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Arches

Liminal Variance

 

Multimedia, site specific show designed and implemented at the University of Richmond with the work and the participation of “Interdisciplinary Seminar: video projection and installation” course students.

 

The aim was to transform the space given and create an immersive experience for the viewers, encouraging them to contemplate the idea of the “in-between”, whether this represented the alteration of a physical state or a formal representation of stillness versus motion.

 

The project utilized a variety of projection surfaces as well as sculptural elements created by the students.

 

Liminal Variance

 

Videos were created with different modalities according to the specific skills and preferences of the students, offering a wide range of techniques from photo based slide show to live action and abstract animation.

 

Different corners of the gallery offered different possibilities of interaction for the viewers, including a sound station that produced a modular sound track, which could be enhanced or modified by the viewer according to his perception of the surrounding environment.

 

A short documentary about the show can be seen here

 

 

The Letter

 

Subsequently, “The Letter” became part of a permanent but mobile installation project with the same name.

 

A portable lap desk of the Eighteen-century, originally used to keep paper, pen and ink becoming a support to write on while travelling, has been purchased, restored and adapted to contain a DVD player and its accessories.

 

The installation conveys the concept of love for writing and for a writer. A miniature reproduction of the original cutouts used for the animation is stored in one of the two lap desk “secret drawers.”

 

 

Simultaneous Visions: the City Raises

 

At the PlatteForum Foundation in Denver, Colorado, in 2008, I worked with a diverse group of at-risk teenagers on a performance installation about the recent development and restoration of lower-downtown Denver: “Simultaneous Visions: The City Rises.”

 

The source and aesthetic inspiration for this workshop was avant-garde Italian Futurism, its enthusiastic vision, its energetic message, and its compelling way of combining simultaneous images and emotions in the visual and performing arts.

 

More info about Platteforum's residency and a short video of the exhibition can be seen here

 

 

Simultanenous Visions

The Letter

 

“The Letter” was originally conceived as part of a site-specific installation at the Historic House “El Zaguan” in Santa Fe, in 2008.

 

In particular, the sparsely furnished living room was the source of inspiration of the animation used for the installation. Using collage and photo cutouts, a less than 2 min. animated loop simulates a hand writing a love letter to somebody who was previously living in that space.

 

 

Arches

 

“Arches” was conceived as a video loop to be projected in a site-specific installation at the Historic House “El Zaguan” in Santa Fe, in 2008.

 

“El Zaguan” inspired me as it held an authentic flavor of the historic past.

 

The images used for Arches comes from the landscape and cityscape of Italy, and they are part of a larger project, “Lo Sguardo Italiano” (The Italian Gaze), that investigates my own cultural and geographic identity, featuring more than 6,000 oil pastels colored images.

 

 

Liminal Variance

Simultaneous Visions: the City Raises

Liminal Variance

Multimedia, site specific show designed and implemented at the University of Richmond with the work and the participation of “Interdisciplinary Seminar: video projection and installation” course students.

 

The aim was to transform the space given and create an immersive experience for the viewers, encouraging them to contemplate the idea of the “in-between”, whether this represented the alteration of a physical state or a formal representation of stillness versus motion.

 

The project utilized a variety of projection surfaces as well as sculptural elements created by the students.

Videos were created with different modalities according to the specific skills and preferences of the students, offering a wide range of techniques from photo based slide show to live action and abstract animation.

 

Different corners of the gallery offered different possibilities of interaction for the viewers, including a sound station that produced a modular sound track, which could be enhanced or modified by the viewer according to his perception of the surrounding environment.

 

A short documentary about the show can be seen here

The Letter

“The Letter” was originally conceived as part of a site-specific installation at the Historic House “El Zaguan” in Santa Fe, in 2008.

 

In particular, the sparsely furnished living room was the source of inspiration of the animation used for the installation. Using collage and photo cutouts, a less than 2 min. animated loop simulates a hand writing a love letter to somebody who was previously living in that space.

Subsequently, “The Letter” became part of a permanent but mobile installation project with the same name.

 

A portable lap desk of the Eighteen-century, originally used to keep paper, pen and ink becoming a support to write on while traveling, has been purchased, restored and adapted to contain a DVD player and its accessories.

 

The installation conveys the concept of love for writing and for a writer. A miniature reproduction of the original cutouts used for the animation is stored in one of the two lap desk “secret drawers.”

Arches

“Arches” was conceived as a video loop to be projected in a site-specific installation at the Historic House “El Zaguan” in Santa Fe, in 2008.

 

“El Zaguan” inspired me as it held an authentic flavor of the historic past.

 

The images used for Arches comes from the landscape and cityscape of Italy, and they are part of a larger project, “Lo Sguardo Italiano” (The Italian Gaze), that investigates my own cultural and geographic identity, featuring more than 6,000 oil pastels colored images.

At the PlatteForum Foundation in Denver, Colorado, in 2008,

I worked with a diverse group of at-risk teenagers on a performance installation about the recent development and restoration of lower-downtown Denver:

“Simultaneous Visions: The City Rises.”

 

The source and aesthetic inspiration for this workshop was avant-garde Italian Futurism, its enthusiastic vision, its energetic message, and its compelling way of combining simultaneous images and emotions in the visual and performing arts.

 

More info about Platteforum's residency and a short video of the exhibition can be seen here

The Letter

Arches

Simultaneous Visions: the City Raises

Liminal Variance

Multimedia, site specific show designed and implemented at the University of Richmond with the work and the participation of “Interdisciplinary Seminar: video projection and installation” course students.

 

The aim was to transform the space given and create an immersive experience for the viewers, encouraging them to contemplate the idea of the “in-between”, whether this represented the alteration of a physical state or a formal representation of stillness versus motion.

 

The project utilized a variety of projection surfaces as well as sculptural elements created by the students.

Videos were created with different modalities according to the specific skills and preferences of the students, offering a wide range of techniques from photo based slide show to live action and abstract animation.

 

Different corners of the gallery offered different possibilities of interaction for the viewers, including a sound station that produced a modular sound track, which could be enhanced or modified by the viewer according to his perception of the surrounding environment.

 

A short documentary about the show can be seen here

“The Letter” was originally conceived as part of a site-specific installation at the Historic House “El Zaguan” in Santa Fe, in 2008.

 

In particular, the sparsely furnished living room was the source of inspiration of the animation used for the installation. Using collage and photo cutouts, a less than 2 min. animated loop simulates a hand writing a love letter to somebody who was previously living in that space.

Subsequently, “The Letter” became part of a permanent but mobile installation project with the same name.

 

A portable lap desk of the Eighteen-century, originally used to keep paper, pen and ink becoming a support to write on while traveling, has been purchased, restored and adapted to contain a DVD player and its accessories.

 

The installation conveys the concept of love for writing and for a writer. A miniature reproduction of the original cutouts used for the animation is stored in one of the two lap desk “secret drawers.”

“Arches” was conceived as a video loop to be projected in a site-specific installation at the Historic House “El Zaguan” in Santa Fe, in 2008.

 

“El Zaguan” inspired me as it held an authentic flavor of the historic past.

 

The images used for Arches comes from the landscape and cityscape of Italy, and they are part of a larger project, “Lo Sguardo Italiano” (The Italian Gaze), that investigates my own cultural and geographic identity, featuring more than 6,000 oil pastels colored images.

At the PlatteForum Foundation in Denver, Colorado, in 2008,

I worked with a diverse group of at-risk teenagers on a performance installation about the recent development and restoration of lower-downtown Denver:

“Simultaneous Visions: The City Rises.”

 

The source and aesthetic inspiration for this workshop was avant-garde Italian Futurism, its enthusiastic vision, its energetic message, and its compelling way of combining simultaneous images and emotions in the visual and performing arts.

 

More info about Platteforum's residency and a short video of the exhibition can be seen here