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Live Stage: OTOLAB [it Milan]

octolab.jpgDigicult presents OTOLAB — Audiovisual performance & presentation :: January 16, 2009; 8:30 pm :: O’ | via pastrengo 12, Milan | Isola, Italy.

The OTOLAB collective will introduce its work to the public along with Marco Mancuso (critic, curator and director of Digicult) who has long followed and promoted their multimedia production. Two audiovisual performances will follow, Circo Ipnotico and Giardini Neri (european debut).

OTOLAB was born in 2001 in Milan as an affinity group made up of musicians, djs, vjs, video artists, video makers, web designers, graphic designers and architects who embarked on a common path within electronic music and audiovisual research. OTOLAB projects evolve through laboratory, seminar and liveset activities following principles of mutual exchange and support, free dissemination of knowledge and experimentation. The production is composed of individual and collective projects where languages in use range from techno to dub to industrial, always investigating a symbiotic relationship between sounds and images. OTOLAB is a cultural association that produces livemedia, audio and audiovisual projects, installations, seminars and workshops. They have been hosted at festivals, cultural initiatives, museums, national and international galleries and have promoted self-managed cultural initiatives.


Otolab – Circo Ipnotico – Live at Sonic Acts XII from Digicult on Vimeo.

CIRCO IPNOTICO: Is an audiovisual improv live session investigating the world of perception featuring an open lineup of 5 performers. The sound is composed of dub architectures and noise through a dense mix of synths and laptops. visual: ale, fd, orgone, peppolasagna, xo00 / sound: mud, nina, tonylight; concept: otolab / total time: around 35′ / production: otolab 2007

GIARDINI NERI: “the garden as a vision of the soul” obtained through a complex, non linear storyboard. Images and sounds are mixed during the performance to re-create a nocturnal synaesthetic oniric experience in a garden. visual: mud, xo00, androsyn / sound: mud, _dies / software implementation: orgone; concept: otolab / total time: around 35′ / production: otolab 2008

thanks to: LAB laboratorioartibovisa/Angelo Colombo, Milano; Hotel Pupik Artists in Residence in der Schwarzenberg’schen Meierei in Schrattenberg, Austria; in collaboration with con Die Schachtel, Milano; and sustained by Provincia di Milano- inContemporanea la rete dell’arte.


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