Bio and statement
Alessio de Girolamo, (Sanremo, 1980 - lives and works in Milan) highlights illusory aspects of language and its structures with multidisciplinary works and installation mixes, creating immersive and live experiences.
In 2015 he discovered similarities between atomic models and music by elaborating the "Nn" theory which makes Bohr's atomic model and the curious Imperial 290 piano superimposable for both structural and historical reasons. From this research he creates a compositional system that relates the elements of the periodic table to the sounds of the piano. In 2017 he began working on the algorithms that regulate the formal grammar of the development of plant cells (see Lindenmayer) composing sound metaphors of their growth, formally highlighting similar behaviours between programming environments and natural environments. From 2018 the project becomes "L-System" when he establishes a collaboration made up of audiovisual installation dialogues with artist Loris Cecchini on various occasions, including the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in 2019, where the sound of the recordings of ancient Chinese instruments evolves in an abnormal growth with a digital matrix that underlines the history of the city. Central to these sound installations is the writing of generative programs in Supercollider, together with samplers with which the artist creates “sound walks” and acousmatic installations to put art and science, nature and architecture in dialogue.
With the project "Atlantis", commissioned and published for the first time in 2020 by Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence, de Girolamo investigates the dimensional alteration of soundscapes and images in the era of the pandemic, bringing out paracusias and hallucinations due to "bugs" (errors) of 3D software, asking questions on the role of the number in computer programming of sound and in the philosophical sense on the role of the number in the perception of time and myth.
Alessio de Girolamo’s work was last featured in the catalogue Arte e tecnologia del terzo millennio. Scenari e protagonisti, I Quaderni della Collezione, Voll. II a cura di Cesare Biasini Selvaggi e Valentino Catricalà, that can be downloaded via this link
Selected press review︎︎︎
videointerview about Atlantis for NAM - Not A Museum
on Manifattura tabacchi website
Loris Cecchini and Alessio de Girolamo talk about L-System
about L-System on Artext
a videointerview about Slicing Mozart
Atlantis, curated by Irene BiolchiniSCIC presents a temporary concept in which the most talented Italian artists are invited to create a dialogue with the excellence of Italian design. The objective is to create a new space where creativity conquers the space: not a regular show, but a free intervention to bring life to the every day life.
from 28.09.2020 to 01.03.2021, at SCIC flagship store, Via Durini, Milano, Italy
Download the press kit ︎︎︎here
from 30.09.2020 to 12.12.2020, at Spazio Gamma, Milano, Italy
the show is accompained with a text by Stefano Non