Alumni

Mattia Casalegno

Mattia Casalegno

Mattia Casalegno (1981) was born in Naples, Italy. At the crossing point of video-art, new media art and generative design, his work moves from the necessity to explore relations and interconnections between musical and visual languages. His aesthetics are driven by research in the relationships between the fields of information (in-forms, to give form), biology (bio-logos, discourse on living) and ecology (in the Batesonian term), pointing on the centrality of code as tools and metaphor of his aesthetic.

His work spans architectural video installations, immersive environments, live media performances and interactive systems. He performed and exhibited in festivals as RomaEuropa, Netmage in Italy, Mutek in Canada, Optronica in UK, OFFF in Spain, AVIT in Germany.

In the past years is been involved in the activities of Cimatics AV platform, a leading european organization engaged in the promotion of digital arts and in 2007 he co-produced with the electronic composer Martux_M the X-Scape DVD published by Persistencebit. His recent commissions include clients such as Fendi, Sonia Rykiel, J.P. Gaultier.

http://www.mattiacasalegno.net Email: mckino@ucla.edu