UHV (“ultra-high vacuum”) combines Caterina Barbieri’s music with the art of Giovanni Brunetto in an audiovisual project originated by the philosophical, scientific and psychoanalytic concept of “vacuum”. Originally handmade slides are projected and manipulated in real time through different analog video feedback techniques thus translating static images into constantly evolving shapes that act as a visual counterpoint to the sound.
Geometry and supremacy of pure forms both in sound and image represent one of the main sources of inspiration and unity of this collaboration, together with the romantic approach to the reuse of vintage machines and hybrid technologies.
The abstract handmade slides interweave with obscure archive footage from the 60's to the 80's, linking the past to the present through the finest selection of esoteric symbols from collective memory as well as from Brunetto's personal imagination.
UHV was premiered in Bologna at AtelierSì in September 2014 and presented in different versions at Imago Festival (2015), Path Festival (2015) and Cinema Modernissimo (2016).
images by giovanni brunetto
© 2017 Caterina Barbieri