Rijeka / Exportdrvo / 03.10.20 / 21:00
Screening of performance from Rijeka
Dubrovnik / ARL / 09.10.20 / 20:00
Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN is an Italian audiovisual composer and scientist. His artistic work is directed towards the creation of new-media architectures, on the technological limit between instability and error, failure and expression. He recently moved from digital systems to found or decontextualized analog devices to investigate the connections between light and sound. He repurposes and modifies tools from our analog past: oscilloscopes, early game consoles, analog video mixers, lasers. He is attracted to their intrinsic limitations and strong “personalities”: fluid beam movement, vivid colors, infinite resolution, absence of frame rate and line aesthetics. This is a useful excuse for a retrospective on technologization: what “old” means, and what value the “new” really adds. He exposes the public to the aesthetic differences between digital and analog to reflect on the sociopolitical impact of technology.
His works have been presented at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Amsterdam Dance Event, Venice Biennale, New York Computer Music Festival, Bozar Bruxelles, BOA Biennale Porto, Rewire Festival Den Haag, Glasgow Contemporary Art Center, Dom Moskow, Seoul International Music Festival, to mention a few. He graduated in Nuclear Physics at the University of Trieste, completed the master in Art Science with Jean Claude Risset, a PhD degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and graduated at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. He has assisted Alvin Lucier, David Behrman, Nicholas Collins and Trevor Wishart. He has improvised with Evan Parker, Butch Morris, Karl Berger and was invited professor at Sussex University, MICA Baltimore, SAIC Chicago, Tallin University, Den Haag Conservatory, Turin Conservatory, IEM Graz, Champaign-Urbana University, CMMAS Mexico among others. He worked at Philips Research, Eindhoven, and Auro Technologies Belgium creating software for their audio applications.