Bio

Photo: Herman Kolgen

 

Born in 1968, degree in architecture in 1997.

Landscape architect before turning on multimedia, media design and media art.
With the nickname MUD is active since 1998 as video artist.
He is one of the co-founder of Otolab collective (http://www.otolab.net/) making several project, audiovisual performances and installations, both as visual and audio performer. Almost all of his audiovisual works are made within this collective.

As livemedia artist his works have been presented at:
Elektra Montreal, Sonar Barcellona, Sonic Acts Amsterdam, Nemo festival and Visionsonic Paris, Forum universal de las culturas Monterrey, Cimatic festival Bruxelles, Atlantic wave Festival London, Netmage festival Bologna, Dissonanze festival Rome, Oslo Screen Festival, Prague Biennale, FEST Tunisi,

Co-author of several live media workshops and open-lab on livemedia.
Holds courses at:

CFP Bauer – Professional school in Milano – Perception and colors, (since 2006)
NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) in Milano, Media Design Dep. – Livemedia teories and techniques, (since 2005)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO, Design Dep. – Perception and colors and basic interaction laboratory (not continuously)

Since 2006 is consultant for the European Commission as a User Interface Specialist inside the Joint Research Center in Ispra (Varese – Italy), working on tailored web application prototypes and data visualisation tools.
His activity is mostly based in Italy, between Milan and Ispra.

Events archive: art performances, conferences, screenings, concerts, prototypes presentation

2012

04.02.12

Milan, Spazio Concept, Otolab installations / live performances Circo Ipnotico + LepLoop demonstartion

16-19.02.12

Carroponte di Sesto San Giovanni, Milan

24.02.12

Granada (ES), International exhibition of video and moving image on synesthesia and visual music. TEMP videoclip

04.03.12

Lille (F) Fête de l’Anim, Circo Ipnotico audiovisual liveset

09.03.12

Oslo (NO) Oslo Screen Festival, TEMP videoclip

23.03.12

Milan, Cascina Torkiera, Fuck Reality Party MUD liveset

24.05.12

Politecnico di Milano Sinestesia

14.06.12

Ispra (I) Science Jam IPSC, Unit G02. TR-AID Poster Second Prize

20.09.12

Milan, Fashion Week

14.10.12

Krems (A) Sonic Acts

27.10.12

Milan, Cascina Torkiera, Entogenie Party, MUD liveset

2011

09.04.11

Milan, Ex Paolo Pini, YURI GAGARIN – 50° nello spazio – Il party, MUD liveset

15.04.11

Lambrate, Milano, Officina temporanea – Color Zone. Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

24.06.11

Tunisi (TN), FEST Festival, Giardini Neri live audiovisual performance

1-2-3.07.11

Desio, Milan, Kernel Festival mapping artists selection support with Otolab.

25-26.07.11

Rome, IADIS Conference

22.09.11

Milan, Hangar Bicocca MITO – Kanaval haiti, Otolab live visual performance with Jazzanova, J-Wow (Buraka Som Sistema), Shackleton

25.11.11

Torino, FuturICT, an Interface for anti-fraude visualisaztion tool, with Domenico Perrotta (European Commission)

26.11.11

Eindhoven (NL), STRP Festival art technology, Optofonica Showcase, Animula

25.12.11

Milan, Cascina Torkiera XVII Natale Anticlericale, MUD liveset

2010

04.02.10

WIF Italia 2010, Massimiliano Gusmini: intefacce per la live performance audiovisiva. NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

27.02.10

Marghera, Venice, Nweamo @ Altavoz, circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance, C.S.O. Rivolta,

17.04.10

Lugano The Road to Copenhagen climate justice, now!, DJ Set techno/electro, menthos + mud, CSOA il Molino,

27.04.10

Milano, Istituto Internazionale di Studi sul Futurismo, L’avanguardia del mistero, Pattern 3 installazione

08.05.10

Bologna Up arte 3.0, creatività in exposizione, otolab, audiovisual techno dream, Xm24,

14.05.10

Hiroshima Mon Amour, Torino

21-22.05.10

Sanremo, Piazza Santa Brigida, Pigna di Sanremo, Pigna d’amare, Orbite, mapping audiovisual installation

02.07.10

Dublin, Biorhythm. Music and the body, Optofonica capsule: otolab, Animula, Trinity College Dublin, The Naughton Institute

08.09.10

Buxelles (B) European Commission AIDCO Meeting. TR-AID Advance search GUI prototype presentation, with Anjula Garg

25.09.10

Cagliari, Castello San Michele, Signal Advanced music and collateral languages festival, Giardini neri, live audiovisual performance

29.10.10

Milano, Live!iXem 2010, VII Edizione, otolab, 3 audiovisual live performances, Medionauta

16.11.10

RAIi Radio 3, Raitunes, Otolab guest of Alessio Bertallot – Shadowplay, live visual performance on streaming

6-28.11.10

Milano. Step09 | Art Fair – Kineticstep – Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica. Pattern III audiovisual installation

2009

05.12.09

Milano (IT), Sincronie visual performance

06.11.09

Augsburg (D) Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

10.10.09

Bergamo (IT) Ex opificio,, OAB Giardini Neri live audiovisual performance

27.06.09

Milano (IT), Festa della Musica – Shadowplay Techno audiovisual liveset

23.06.09

Bergamo (IT) Traffic Gallery, Giardini Neri live audiovisual printout screenshot

14.06.09

Firenze (IT), Muv Festival Shadowplay, visual live performance

05.06.09

Aosta (IT), Teatro Comunale, Giardini Neri live audiovisual performance

08.05.09

Montreal (CA), Elektra Festival Op7 op7, live audiovisual performance

08.04.09

Prato (IT) Ex Macello, Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

16.04.09

Pisa, Autistici Party, Shadowplay, live audiovisual performance

16.01.09

Milano (IT), Galleria O’ Giardini Neri live audiovisual performance

2008

25.12.08

Milano (IT), Natale Anticlericale- Techno audiovisual liveset

01.11.08

Paris (FR), Paris, Cinesthesy Festival – Giardini Neri (Premiere live performance)

23.08.08

La Palmaria, La Spezia (IT) Genius Loci, Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

30.07.08

Milano (IT) NABA Party, Shadowplay, djset and visual live performance

21.06.08

Cavatore (IT) Cronosfera Festival, Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

10.05.08

Roma (IT), Dissonanze 2008, Palazzo dei Congressi, Shadowplay, visual live performance

11.04.08

Paris (FR), Nemò Festival, Elysées Biarritz, op7, live audiovisual performance

15.03.08

Milano (IT), Cascina Autogestita Torchiera, otolab party

14.03.08

Torino (IT), Share Festival, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

23.02.08

Amsterdam (NL), Sonic Acts XII, Paradiso, The Cinematic Experience, Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

19.01.08

Prato (IT), Drawings in action, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Animula a/v installation 5+1

2007

12.12.07

Morelia (MX), CMMAS Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras, Showcase otolab

11.12.07

México D.F. (MX), Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, op7, live audiovisual performance

06.12.07

Monterrey (MX), Forum universal de las culturas, op7, live audiovisual performance

24.11.07

Eindhoven (NL), STRP Festival art technology, Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

23.11.07

Bruxelles (B), Cimatics Festival 2007, op7, live audiovisual performance – Animula, screen presentation

10.11.07

London (UK), London International Festival of Exploratory Music, Atlantic Waves, ICA Theatre, Mud (Otolab) visual performance

07.11.07

Bergamo (IT), Traffic Gallery, op7, stampe digitali and video installation

31.10.07

Napoli (IT), Panorama festival, Mostra d’Oltremare, op7, live audiovisual performance

08.09.07

Pavia (IT), CSA Barattolo, Saperi proibiti – stati di coscienza, audiovisual performances

07.09.07

Livorno (IT) , Struttura / Organica 2007, Animula, audiovisual installation 5+1

17.08.07

Saint Louis (USA), Sensory immersion theater, J.S. McDonnell Planetarium, Animula, audiovisual installation 5+1

06.07.07

Amsterdam (NL), 05 days off, Melkweg, Optofonica, Animula audiovisual installation

23.06.07

Castel Pietra, Calliano, Rovereto, Portobeseno 2007, Orizzonte degli eventi, Punto Zero, live audiovisual performance

14.06.07

Barcelona, 07 Sonar, Macba Auditorium, Optofonica platform for synesthetic media and sound spatialization, otolab: Animula

21.04.07

Milano (IT), Nada, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, op7, live audiovisual performance

03.02.07

Reggio Emilia (IT), Italian Renaissance, World Tour, Fonderia, op7 – live audiovisual performance

27.01.07

Milano (IT), Whole Lotta Love, Love Party, Leoncavallo, Nuke belly button, live visual performance

2006

31.12.06

Milano (IT), Take your time, Proper Beat for Contemporary Art, Spazio Lambretto, live visual performance

25.12.06

Milano (IT), Natale Anticlericale Party, Cascina Torchiera, otolab dj sets

02.12.06

Firenze (IT), Festival della creatività, Screen Music, Fortezza da Basso, Teatrino Lorenese, op7 – live audiovisual performance

25.11.06

Roma (IT), LPM, Live Performers Meeting 06, Linux bar, Claudio Sinatti e Mud (Otolab), audio video live set

03.11.06

Reggio Emilia (IT), DGD/p, di Riccardo Nova + Pansonic, Teatro della Cavallerizza, live visual performance

13.10.06

Reggio Emilia (IT), Rec Festival, Sincronie 2006, CHEW-Z, Otolab+Andrea Menafra, live audiovisual performance

11.10.06

Milano (IT), Sincronie 2006, CHEW-Z, Colliding HEterophonic Waves, Otolab+Andrea Menafra, live audiovisual performance

21.09.06

Prato (IT), Freeshout, expressive fair fest, Barrio gotico, live audiovisual performance

01.09.06

Piombino (IT), Piombino eXperimenta, Stare_mesto, live audiovisual performance

24.06.06

Milano (IT) Unorossodue, spazio per l’arte contemporanea, Notte bianca 06, Circo ipnotico, live audiovisual performance

27.05.06

Milano (IT), Mixed Media Festival, Hangar Bicocca, Stare_mesto, live audiovisual performance

26.05.06

Milano (IT), Mixed Media Festival, Hangar Bicocca, op7, live audiovisual performance

19.05.06

Roma (IT), Dissonanze’06, Palazzo dei Congressi, Stare_mesto, live audiovisual performance

04.03.06

Milano (IT), Psyko Kriminal Karnival, CS Leoncavallo, otolab & dingdongmusic audiovisual performances

28.01.06

Bologna (IT), Media’06, l’arte della citta’ digitale, Boart, Villa Serena, nuke belly-button, otolab & dingdongmusic a/v live set

2005

15.12.05

Milano (IT), Sincronie 2005, Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia, East a.k.a. West, audiovisual performances

03.12.05

Milano (IT), Re:Charge, Area Bovisa (ex gasometro), otolab visual performance

01.12.05

Milano (IT), Keith Haring party, Hollywood Rythmoteque, otolab visual performance

19.11.05

Rovagnasco di Segrate (IT), Afe party, CSA Baraonda, live audiovisual performances

28.10.05

Milano (IT), Locale arci S’Agapo’, otolab video screening

22.10.05

Tarcento (IT), Correnti sonore, Hybridaspace, Stare Mesto, live audiovisual performance

08.10.05

Milano (IT), Start party, Triennale di Milano, visual sets

01.10.05

Monza (IT), Money can’t buy me love! love party, FOA Boccaccio, visual set

16.07.05

Milano (IT), Love Party all U need is love, Cascina Torchiera, otolab visual sets

21.05.05

Milano (IT), Teatro CRT, audiovisual set

22.04.05

Monza (IT), Foa Boccaccio, Boccaccio birthday party 01

30.03.05

Milano (IT), locale arci S’agapò, Screening otolab clips

04.03.05

Milano (IT), Cox18, otolab audiovisual performance

27.02.05

Torino (IT), Share Festival, Stare Mesto, livemedia set

21.02.05

Mestre (IT), Centro Culturale Candiani, Live!iXem 2005 – Polystatic + Quartetto.swf, live media performances

04.02.05

Milano (IT), 3men’s delirium, Cantiere Delirio, dj/vj sets

14.01.05

Milano (IT), Music out of place, Cox18, Staubgold Sound System + Otolab

2004

10.12.04

Bologna (IT), Xm24, +kaos iniziativa di sostegno ecn.org – autistici.org – inventati.org, dj/vj set

27.11.04

Milano (IT), Sincronie 2004, Electric Trance, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, visual

19.11.04

Segrate (IT), C.S. Baraonda, echran + otolab, audiovisual live sets

22.10.04

Milano (IT), Circolo Artemisia, impro sessions

18.09.04

Milano (IT), Trok, Cascina Occupata Torchiera, dj / vj set

02.07.04

Firenze (IT), Elettro+, audiovisual live set

02.07.04

Berlin (D), Contact europe 2004 vj festival, Cafe Moskau, audiovisual performance

25.06.04

Milano (IT), Art and Gallery, audiovisual liveset “soundscape 9″, Suoni e rumori della città: l’ambiete acustico a Milano

07.05.04

Bologna (IT), Teatro Polivalente Occupato, Videomoog + audiovisual live set

23.04.04

Milano (IT), Bulk, Ciclofficina, electronics & techno dj set

27.02.04

Firenze (IT), Elettro+, live media set

24.01.04

Bologna (IT) Netmage 04 Polystatic, live media performances

2003

12.12.03

Bologna (IT), Xm24, Teleimmagini

06.12.03

Milano (IT), Criticalmass party, Bulk

30.11.03

Bruxelles (B), Experience de Vol n.5, Marni Theater

15.11.03

New York (USA), Moov03 media art festival, Skyline Nr.9

06.11.03

Vimercate (IT), ArteTra, Municipal library Auditorium of Vimercate

20.10.03

Milano (IT), Politecnico of Milano, Faculty of Design

17.10.03

Milano (IT), Soup, Rolling stones

02.10.03

Roma (IT), Dis.Lab, Communication Sciences Faculty of ‘La Sapienza’ University

27.09.09

Cinisello (IT), Urban

12.09.03

Milano (IT), NoVapour, Leoncavallo

29.06.03

Roma (IT),Copyriot, Acrobax

28.06.03

Praga (CH), ImproVisual, Prague Biennale, Roxy-Nod Gallery

21.06.03

Bologna (IT), Antiprohibitionist street parade

25.05.03

Pescara (IT), Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting, PEAM

10.05.03

Milano (IT), ContactEurope vj festival, Leoncavallo

26.04.03

Firenze (IT), 72hrs of biomechanical resistance, freeparty, Parco delle Cascine

12.04.03

Bologna (IT), No war for oil, TPO, otolab against war

07.03.03

Milano (IT), CS Leoncavallo, otolab / logout

20.01.03

Bologna (IT), Netmage 03, quartetto.swf otolab

20.01.03

Milano (IT), Spazio Lima, Presentation Netmage 03

2002

22.11.02

Segrate (IT), +kaosparty, CSOA Baraonda

21.11.02

Milano (IT), Pastis (sn), Artemisia Club

14.11.02

Milano (IT), Pastis (rudi_mental), Artemisia Club

09.11.02

Firenze (IT), Have a break! free-party, Glotek

24.10.02

Milano (IT), Italian Live Media Contest

27.09.02

Milano (IT), Critical Mass Party, CSOA Bulk

14.09.02

Milano (IT), No-vapour ’02, CS Leoncavallo

13.07.02

Milano (IT), +kaosparty, CSOA Bulk

22.06.02

Bologna (IT), Hackmeeting, TPO

21.06.02

Milano (IT), Cantieri Isola

11.05.02

Segrate (IT), CSOA Baraonda

13.04.02

Milano (IT), Critical mass party, CSOA Bulk

28.03.02

Rimini (IT), Paganello, Ultimate beach party

09.03.02

Corsico (IT), Polimeri party, Gheroartè Association

26.01.02

Milano (IT), Urban Life, Milan Trade Fair

2001

28.11.01

Milano (IT), Climax, CSOA Pergola

17.11.01

Corsico (IT), Railway Party 02, Gheroartè Association

27.10.01

Corsico (IT), Railway Party 01, Gheroartè Association

28.08.01

Torino (IT), Terzo Cerimoniale Ritmico Sintetico, Villa Capriglio

Exibitions

04.10

Pattern 3 – Istituto Internazionale per gli studi sul futurismo

11.09

Giardini Neri – Traffic Gallery, Bergamo (IT) Exibition of stills from otolab A/V performance

06.08

op7- Traffic Gallery, Bergamo (IT) Exibition of stills from otolab A/V performance

07. 04

otolab, progetti audiovisivi 2001-2004, a cura di Lucrezia Cippitelli,

Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Università “La Sapienza” Roma,

24.06.05

Merida (MX), Arte Nuevo Interactiva ’05, Bienal Internacional de Merida, Otolab teoria e pratica del live media, a cura di Lucrezia Cippitelli.

Competitions

15.11.03

New York (USA), Skyline Nr.9, Moov03 media art festival, selected

25.01.03

Bologna (IT), Netmage 03, Live Media Contest, otolab 1st prize

24.10.02

Milano (IT), Italian Live Media Contest, otolab 1st prize

Links

Otolab – Cultural Association
CFP Bauer – Professional Education Center
NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts
JRC – Joint Research Center