Caterina Barbieri is an Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through a focus on minimalism. Caterina explores the psycho-physical effects of repetition and pattern-based operations in music, by investigating the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers to draw severe, complex geometries in time and space. Her current sonic research investigates the creative use of computation and complex sequencing techniques to explore the artefacts of human perception and trigger temporal hallucinations, by ultimately inducing a sense of ecstasy and contemplation.
Ruben Spini is born in 1994 in Valtellina, Northern Italy. He studies and works in Milan. His practice is an open research towards religious art and religious sentiment at large, scrutinised through the contemporary forms of human-nature interaction. Reading them as interfaces, they bring forward a complex system crossing different latitudes, communities and behaviours: an extended model of the human perceptual condition, within the wound between God and creation. Connections, objects and functions are analysed through the methods of second order cybernetics. By adopting unconventional video and audio sources, the documentary point of view – made of narratives, characters and symbols – is shattered. This process unhinges the scala naturae, pushing the human back to a encrypted, living matter.