This online artist talk is
organized by the department of DIGITAL ARTS/Ruth Schnell
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development of digital technology and digital interfaces strongly influenced contemporary societies. Digital systems and devices
influence how the different parts of a societal system interact with one an other. Digital technologies often shape how people
perceive, act, behave, desire.
The way digital interfaces are functioning heavily influences the actions and
possibilities of the communicating entities, so much they can be thought as active “third parties”, often invisible and silent
ones. The same immateriality that makes digital interfaces easy to create, adapt and spread makes them also unnoticeable and
unreadable, powerful and mysterious blackboxes.
Performing with new media often means designing these kind
of interfaces to connect actions or events to technological media systems. The result of these interactions, how they work
and how readable they are, shapes the way communication evolves between the performance and the audience.
examples of my work I’ll propose a discourse around these themes and how I approach them in my artistic practice.“ (Stefano
Stefano D’Alessio (1987 Italy) is a new media artist, composer and educator.
focus revolves around interactive performances and installations, merging different media through technology and paying special
attention to time-based composition.
His research addresses the digitisation of the human in new technologies and
the virtual representations of the “real”, with a special focus on the influences that the internet and its derivates have
on the human body and human behaviour. Stefano is a musician and composer of electronic and electro-acoustic music, he often
collaborates with dance, theatre and video directors and regularly exhibits and performs in international music and new-media
Stefano received a bachelor degree in Visual and Performing Art from the IUAV University of Venice
and a magister’s degree after studying Transmedia Art with Brigitte Kowanz at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since
2010 he has been giving workshops around the globe about interactive media for arts and collaborating with Klaus Obermaier
and Martina Menegon on various artistic projects.
Stefano currently lives and works in Vienna (AT).