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.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
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.
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 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.
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.
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.