Alterazioni Video

Milan, 2004. Works in Milan, New York and Berlin

Since 2004, the collective founded by Paololuca Barbieri Marchi, Alberto Caffarelli, Matteo Erenbourg, Andrea Masu and Giacomo Porfiri (www.alterazionivideo.com) has been conducting a discerning critical analysis of contemporary society and culture, intervening on political communication and social infrastructures through installations, videos and performances. Alterazioni Video has used its projects to provide legal support to the G8 activists in Genoa (Legal Support, 2004–07); highlighted the sale and destruction of Iraq’s museum heritage (1-800-IRAKI-ARTS, 2006); created ways of spreading words censored by the Chinese government (Night Talk of the Forbidden City, 2007); and carried out a census of unfinished Italian public works, giving rise to a new architectural style (Incompiuto Siciliano, 2006–ongoing). Lastly, many of its works have explored the various forms of mediated communication. Since 2008, Alterazioni Video has focused on producing what it terms “turbo films,” that is to say fiction or documentary feature films that cheerfully throw aside the traditional rules of cinematography and use technological and production limits as a resource. In 2016, the Fondazione Cineteca Italiana devoted an anthological exhibition to this cycle, accompanied by the monograph TurboFilm and the Uncertain Future of Moving Images.

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