ALE GUZZETTI

Born in 1953 (Milan, Italy) he studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, and he took some University courses
in electronic and computer music at the Polytechnic University of Milan and at the Calculate Sonology Center of the University of Padova. He was Ph.D Researcher at the M-Node inside the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK, at the Contemporary Research Center of Brera, Milan and at the CE.R.CO (Center for Research on the Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity) University of Bergamo and at EUROA European Robotics Academy, Milan.
At this moment he is Professor in New Media at the Visual Art Faculty in the Decoration School and one of the coordinators of the CRAB, the new Research Center Of Visual Culture Studies, at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan. He is one of the first artists in Italy to begin research into interactive art.
Since 1983 he has been working on the shape and electronic circuits of sound-emitting sculptures.
These sculptures are composed of torch blown glass and various everyday plastic objects assembled together according to their shape and nest electronic circuits built by the artist. Such circuits can emit sounds, noises, voices and are subsequently able to generate brief sound sequences or recite fragments of poetic verses.
By manipulating parts of the sculptures or by proximity to them, the observer can interact with the sculptures modifying the volume, the timbre, the loudness and the repetition cycles and the pauses in between sounds.
Thus, the observer, participates in the audiovisual structure of the works he/she is presented with, which are always created as an “ensemble” of sculptures emitting simultaneous sounds that have been sampled to act as if they were parts of an orchestra.
The sound sculptures have been shown in Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Finland, UK, Albania, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Canada, USA and Austria (Linz), where they were among the prize-distinguished (honorary mention) in the Interaktive Kunst section of the Prix Ars Electronica in 1991.
In Italy they were among the prize-winners in the Digital Art section of the Prix Museum of Modern Art – Gallarate
in 1997 and in Aperto Vetro in the Venice Biennale of Art at the Palazzo Fortuny, in 1998.
He was among the 100 artists invited by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to represent “The Museum in the New Millennium” in 1999, he also did exibitions with Nam June Paik in Milan in 2000 and in Vicenza in 2003. The National Gallery in Prague acquired four of his works to destine to the new permanent collection of Modern and Contemporary Art in 2002.
Treasure Museum of S.Grato Cathedral, Aosta (Italy); Museen im Antonierhaus, Memmingen (Germany) in 2006; Jazz Festival, Ascona(Switzerland); Museum
fur Sepulkralkultur, Kassel (Germany) in 2007 acquired some his works of sacred art.

WEBSITE: http://aleguzzetti.it

Affective Robots - Smiles #2 (2006-2013)
Private collection

The smiling boy by Desiderio da Settimiano looks at his ancestor, a (robotic) primate and finds him amusing.

CREDITS
Director: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Editing: Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Anthony Michael Kerr, Mike Trim -
Dark Marimba - Sonoton
Filmed: 2018

Production Standard: shot UHD 25p / 50p, edited HD 25p
Camera: Panasonic GH5
Lenses: Sigma 16-35 mm f1,8, Tokina 11-16 mm f2,8,
Supports: Vinten, Konova Slider, ABC crane
Codec: .mov H264 150 Mbps
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Audition

Robots Army (2004-2014)
MIM - Museum in Motion, San Pietro in Cerro (I)

A group of robotic sculptures inspired by the “Terracotta Army" in Xian.

CREDITS
Director: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Editing: Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Rainer Dimmler: Dreaming Monk;
Daniel H. Diaz: Deep Mistery; Dan Sklair, Sam Selsick: Deccacentric Research Edizioni Sonoton
Filmed: 2017

TECHNICALITIES 
Production standard: shot UHD 25p / 50p, edited HD 25p
Camera: Panasonic GH5
Lenses: Sigma 16-35 mm f1,8, Tokina 11-16 mm f2,8
Supports: Vinten, Konova slider, ABC crane
Codec: .mov Prores HQ, .mov H264 150 Mbps
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Audition

MIM - MUSEUM IN MOTION - San Pietro in Cerro (PC)
Opened in 2001, MiM-Museum in Motion at San Pietro in Cerro's XV century castle hosts a modern art collection of more than 500 works, (paintings, graphics, sculpture and installations) which rotate on show in the attic.
The project was created by the owner of the castle, Mr. Franco Spaggiari, in collaboration with d’Ars Oscar Signorini Onlus foundation in Milano and of the late art critic Pierre Restany. "In Motion" means that it's a dynamic, open collection, documenting the post WWII art scene.

WEBSITE: http://www.museuminmotion.it

Sculture che osservano (2016)
Valmore studio d’arte, Vicenza (I)

An anthology focused on the most recent robotic sculptures. With an artist interview.

CREDITS
Director: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Lorenzo Baldi
Camera: Lorenzo Baldi
Editing: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Ale Guzzetti
Filmed: 2016

TECHNICALITIES
Production Standard: shot UHD 25p, edited: HD 25p
Camera: Panasonic GH4
Lenses: Sigma 16-35 mm f1,8, Nikkor 50 mm f1,8, Metabones Speedbooster
Supports: Vinten, Konova Slider
Codec: .mov H264 100 Mbps
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X

Robotic Gregorian Choir - Dies Irae (2016)
Ale Guzzetti’s studio, Saronno (I)

A group of robotic sculptures sings a contemporary version of the well known liturgical hymn.

CREDITS
Director: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Lorenzo Baldi
Editing: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Ale Guzzetti
Filmed: 2016

TECHNICALITIES
Production Standard: shot UHD 25p, edited HD 25p
Camera: Panasonic GH4
Lenses: Sigma 16-35 mm f1,8, Nikkor 50 mm f1,8, Metabones Speedbooster
Supports: Vinten, Konova slider
Codec: .mov H264 100 Mbps
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X

Affective Robots - Smiles #1 (2006-2013)
Ale Guzzetti’s studio, Saronno (I)

The smiling boy by Desiderio da Settimiano looks at his ancestor, a (robotic) primate and finds him amusing.

CREDITS
Director: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Lorenzo Baldi
Camera: Lorenzo Baldi
Editing: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Ale Guzzetti
Filmed: 2016

TECHNICALITIES
Production standard: shot UHD 25p, edited HD 25p
Camera: Panasonic GH4
Lenses: Sigma 16-35 mm f1,8
Supports: Vinten
Codec: .mov Prores HQ, .mov H264 100 Mbps
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X

Portrait (2014)
Private collection

The prototype of a series of interactive robotic heads.

CREDITS
Director: Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Lorenzo Baldi
Camera: Lorenzo Baldi
Editing: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Krystof Meyer - Sonoton
Filmed nel 2014

TECHNICALITIES
Production standard: Ripresa UHD 25p, Montaggo HD 25p
Camera: Panasonic GH4
Lenses: Panasonic 14-140 f 3,5-5,6
Supports: Vinten
Codec: .mov H264 100 Mbps
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X

St. Antony's Temptations (2003)
The Spirit of the Lake, Stresa (I)

An installation dedicated to Saint Anthony The Great, at an exhibition in the Isola Bella (Lake Maggiore).

CREDITS
Directors: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Camera: Lorenzo Baldi
Editing: Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Ale Guzzetti (sounds emitted by sculptures)
Filmed: 2003

TECHNICALITIES
Production Standard: SD PAL
Camera: Sony DSR-PD170
Supports: Vinten
Recording: Dvcam
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro 4
Remastered through noise reduction and removing other recording issues, normalized audio.

Sculture sonore a Venezia (1999)
Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice (I)

Interactive sound sculptures, rmade of plastic objects or hand blown glass, with a glimpse of the artist at work.

CREDITS
Directors: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Camera: Lorenzo Baldi
Montaggio: Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Ale Guzzetti (sounds emitted by sculptures)
Filmed: 1999

TECHNICALITIES
Production standard: interlaced SD PAL
Camera: Sony DSR-PD100
Support: Cartoni
Recording: Dvcam
Postproduction: Avid Media Composer
Remastered with noise reduction, correction of recording artifacts, audio normalization. 

Bonfire (1989)
Murnik Gallery, Milan (I)

Un filmato, ormai trentennale, che documenta le prime sculture sonore interattive di Ale Guzzetti.

CREDITS
Directors: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Camera: Liliana Carugati
Editing: Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Ale Guzzetti (sounds emitted by sculptures)
Filmed: 1989

TECHNICALITIES
Production Standard: SD PAL
Camera: Sony DXC-M3
Supports: Cartoni
Recording: U-matic
Postproduction: U-matic SP
Remastered through noise reduction and removing recording artifacts, normalized audio

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