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”).
This rich anthology of works has been produced for the eleventh edition of the homonymous festival and probes deeply the mutual relationship between sound and image through the accumulation of lights, colors and sound with a frequent abstract narrative. In perspective it constitutes a single long gamble with our visual/audio systems, intrigued and tricked by the machines’ processing. There are many adopted perspectives, and from time to time they assume different points of reference, allowing one of the two perceptive elements being dependent on the other, or enabling a dialogue amongst them on different levels. The value of the elaborations can be seen in the dissection of the visual and sound elements. The reduction in pixel / samples and its subsequent recomposition is one of the contemporary digital art prerogative. But this typically technical aspect entails a mouldering of the real and its infinitely variable representation, that could then be built depending on the adopted alphabet of choice. Finally the dvd is recorded on both sides with different contents, so to be fully enjoyed it forces us to a gesture that is typical of vinyl (turning the record to listen the B side), and it preserves an atavistic and specific musical characteristic, nicely hidden in such an amount of modernity.