‘Timisoara’ is a Leporello. Through it, I wanted to document my first trip to Romania, discovering a place that is both distant and familiar at the same time, thanks to my study of the musical tradition of this place. I wanted to fix some moments and thoughts of those days of discovery and creation on paper. I watched people in public places, in the streets, bars, and parks, engaged in their work during those days. I then redesigned signs and inscriptions that had a reminder of a not so distant past after all. While on-site, I worked on two works for the project “Sonic Narratives” curated by Philippe Franck for Simultan within Timisoara – the European capital of culture: the concert ‘Doyne’ and the sound installation ‘Temeswarer Nachrichten’. In 1771, the ‘Temeswarer Nachrichten’ was the first newspaper in Romania and the first German newspaper in south-eastern Europe.
Rimini, Italy 1962.
Designer, visual and sound artist, composer, musician, and director – is a pioneer in the relationship between art and digital technologies and presents his work worldwide in museums, galleries, theatres, biennials, and 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 directed 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).