Deus Ex Fabrica eng 2018-02-19T12:20:47+00:00

Open call for online residency @ Fabbrica Alta

Who: Multimedia artists, Sound Artistis, Composers
First Deadline: Feb 10, 2018
Duration: 1 week-long online residency
Submission fee: free
Prize: 200€ for each selected artist

The installation will be active from December 21 to March 21.
December 21 to January 15 the artist in residence will be D20 Collective.
On January 15 the program will start with one-week-long virtual residences until Mar 21 when we will have a closing party and a concert featuring some of the compositions.


February 19-25
SLUM | Aleksandar Koruga and Davide Andriani (Italy)

Our project started after playing together in a band, we both had years of experience as musicians and were also interested in electronic music, it was the combination of our experiences that drove us to play together and explore various approaches to electronic music as art, obviously the work turned also to visual art, as the governing laws of our systems could be represented by a visual counterpart. We try to put every experience we have into building and playing systems, from our mathematical/engineering knowledge, to jazz and classical studies. We participated to Forma free music impulse festival along with Ryoji Ikeda, Emptyset and others, had the opportunity to support Rashad Becker and had other live performances, but as we are both conservatory students and studying audiovisual art, we want our work not to crystalize in only one form. Our research aims bringing together the governing rules of nature with human abstract thought and creating digital counterparts of the real world by whatever means necessary (visual, musical, performance art etc).

Our aim for Schio will be trying to establish a dialogue between nature, man and machine, by creating a meta-language trough video and music, we want to put the emphasis on feedback and dynamical systems, as not one of these is an isolated part of the world. The line of cause and effect is connecting machines to nature, nature to man and man to machine and all actions cross-influence, we want to take this mechanism to evidence and we believe that at Schio we can do that.


Fabbrica Alta is an organism waking up from a long hibernation. It is a symbol of the city, for years a dormant colossus rising up in the centre of the town, a silent giant. Out intention is to wake it up, to give it new life, and to make it interact once again with the city. Fabbrica Alta is sensitive to the environment. It reacts to with sounds, lights and words that sometimes recall events of the past, as in dreams that have not yet ended which at times recount everyday life, what surrounds it every day. Like every organism, it follows no timetable to express its feelings, since its reactions occur unexpectedly. It can be happy, sad or amusing, but what it desires is to be alive again, and to participate in the life of its city.


You can compose your piece/sound installation using the software provided (Supercollider, Max/MSP, Pure Data). All the Fabbrica inputs/outputs are at your disposal, through the audio interface and the OSC protocol. Feel free to experiment. Your piece may contain sampled material, fixed media tracks, synthesized material, along with algorithmic composition sequences, pieces of software that receive data from the sensors and act accordingly, real time processing of the Carillon output, visuals generated by the Ledwall.
The interior of the Factory is not accessible by the public. Visuals and sounds can only be experienced from the immediate surroundings. Proposals are expected to comply with the detailed instructions that can be downloaded by clicking on “More info”


If you have any questions please contact:


Feel the following form or apply via email at deus.ex.fabrica@gmail.com


January 15-21
Juan Duarte

Juan Duarte is a multimedia artist from Mexico City, who works along the intersection between analog and digital, exploiting interferences between environment, objects and sensors to generate sounds and visuals.
Among his research interests are sonic experiences in public spaces and sound maps, with a ludic and cultural approach to technological exploration.
Among his projects stands out The Zone, an installation-performance he created at the Boboli Gardens in Florence.

January 22-27
Ryan Carlile

Ryan Carlile is an artist from Portland, known to italian audiences thanks to “Visible Cloaks’, a duo project (https://visiblecloaks.bandcamp.com) he shares with Spencer Doran.Their record release Reassemblage has been included among the best records of 2017 by the editorial staff of the influential music website Sentire / Ascoltare. Pitchfork defined Visible Cloaks as a “hard-to-classify ambient music, a fascinating mix of organic and synthetic, past and future.”

January 29 – February 4
Åke Parmerud

Åke Parmerud is a swedish composer and media artist. He has been awarded more than
20 international prizes for his music and media artwork. His work covers stage art,
electroacoustic and instrumental music, sound art , video art and interactive installations.
His works has been presented in major parts of europe, north and south america. He is a
member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1998.

February 5-11
Eric Stewart (1985; Chicago, Illinois)

Is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist and educator. Working predominantly with 16mm film his artistic practice invokes photochemical and darkroom processes to investigate landscape, place and cultural identity in the American West. He was awarded the 2015 Mono No Aware Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival and his films have shown at: The Yerba Buena Center for Fine Arts (SF), Yale University, Crossroads Film Festival (SF Cinematheque), 25fps (Zagreb) and The Florida Experimental Film Festival. His current film examines the philosophy of science, ecology and the 19th century natural sciences as a window into contemporary issues of globalization,climate change, and social perspectives on wilderness. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is currently and Assistant Professor in Photography at Adams State University in the beautiful San LuisValley of Southern Colorado.

February 12-18
Robert B. Lisek (Poland)

Robert B. Lisek is an artist, mathematician and composer who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon conceptual art, software art and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochastic, concret music, musica futurista and noise.

SIBYL is Artificial Intelligence that proposes new stories and generates new compositions. SIBYL is trained by techniques of composing by Pynchon, Burroughs and Xenakis. The project offers an innovative fusion between three domains: storytelling, experimental music and artificial intelligence. The project creates and tests new methods of generating music, stories and new types of audio-visual performance through interactions with autonomous AI agent. SIBYL is presented as performance and installation that uses recurrent neural networks, deep learning and analog sound-video synthesizers.


We are a group of professionals who explore and expand intersections between music, digital culture and visual arts We are a flexible structure employing different collaborators according to the projects. We are committed to respecting animals, the environment, our planet’s resources and people. However not everyone is a vegetarian. Our team members support one another making use of legal tools and substances, to give the best of themselves in the respect of the work’s end user.

The project is supported by Comune di Schio, Università Cà Foscari, Megahub di Schio, Service tecnico Teatro Civico di Schio.