The notebook is an account of my first journey to Africa in December 2010, together with lettera27; a little journey made of great conviviality, but also of long silences and whispered voices. Africa seems to be far away until you suddenly realise that many of the things around you are actually Africa. Just think about the sound in which we have always been immersed, the low frequencies permeating our daily life through sound systems, R’n’B, Dub, Hyperdub, which are able to activate intense vibrating environments where body and technology are intertwined. A huge magnet radiating through the body of the crowd on the dance floor. That’s my Africa.
(Rimini, Italy 1962) Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Rimini, Italy
Roberto Paci Dalò – designer, visual and sound artist, composer, musician, director – is a pioneer in the relationship between art and digital technologies and presents his work around the world in museums, galleries, theaters, biennials, festivals. Among others the Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Wien, Locarno Film Festival, MAXXI Rome, MQ MuseumsQuartier Wien, Power Station of Art Shanghai, Rome Quadriennale, Ars Electronica Linz, Bevilacqua La Masa Venezia, Fundació Joan Miró Barcelona. Naples Award for Italian language and culture, he has received the esteem and support of artists such as Aleksandr Sokurov and John Cage. He is a member of the British Cartographic Society and of Internationale Heineer Müller Gesellschaft Berlin. He teaches Exhibit and Experience Design at Unirsm where he founded and directs Usmaradio-Research Center for radio. He is an expert of the European Commission and is part of the New European Bauhaus design group. His latest book is Ombre (Quodlibet, 2019).