Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
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The relation between sound and vision has become clearer since the introduction of their interpretation as sets of binary data. In their numerical abstraction, these two sets are fomally identical, therefore they are much easier to manipulate them for verifying their reciprocal influence. There are many operations to prove this, such as this ‘-40′, where, starting from some homogeneous original material, a bidirectional experiment is built, made of original videos with remixed audio and original audio with remixed video. The time difference between the visual and auditive components is mixed by the artists (among them: Deadbeat, Venetian Snares, Lowfish, Cinétik and Shawn Chappelle). The past represented in the original is refocused on an altered present where old technologies are combined with the effects created with new technologies. The nationalist video propaganda, the subject of this reelaboration, becomes the memory of a national identity which has almost dissolved, and is reminiscent of today’s hyper-pervasive propaganda which can model popular identity. The sounds, manipulated in their temporal and contextual flow, light up intermittently, becoming the invisible line followed by the images connected by means of their respective contents.