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Studio Azzurro

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Studio Azzurro, a centre for artistic video experimentation and production, is a member of CALLAS.

Studio Azzurro has a single soul, albeit contained in several bodies. It is a soul formed by people with different origins, sensibilities and roles, but who together collaborate in the creation of creative and very communicative environment. In 1995 Stefano Roveda, an expert in interactive systems, joined the group.
The research performed by Studio Azzurro is focused on creating “sensitive environments” where technology, narration and space are blended together, where the effects stem from the choices and the presence of several people, where the man-machine relationship does not rule out the presence of a relationship between man and man.
The interactive environments are supported by “natural interfaces”, devices, that is, which react without the use of technological extensions, but by the use of communicative modalities, that are very common and hardly filtered by symbolic valences, that involve touching, treading, sound emission. An example of Studio Azzurro interactive artworks is "the "Puddle" , a piece involving children to play in the fictitious mood.
This video is a courtesy of Studio Azzurro  

This helps people to approach it very naturally, and encourages communication triggering a more spontaneous relationship with the various sensorial factors. Studio Azzurro has also applied its artistic research ideas to the wider world of communications, in particular to the planning of events and to museum displays.
The areas of research are not limited to video, but have inevitably included cinema, theatre, musical theatre, dance, each time finding narrative and visual cues that might generate a moment of straightforward and visionary contact between the different media.
Studio Azzurro has also made many documentaries on artists, and has carried out work in the field of training and teaching with workshops and seminars, often presenting essays and theoretical comments.

Besides Cirifino, Paolo Rosa, Stefano Roveda and Leonardo Sangiorgi, the following currently go to make up the Studio Azzurro team fulfilling various roles and functions:
Antonio Augugliaro, Marco Barsottini, Alberto Bernocchi Missaglia, Reiner Bumke, Ileana Cillario, Mario Coccimiglio, Ornella Costanzo, Laura D’Amore, Anna De Benedittis, Daniele De Palma, Elisa Giardina Papa, Tommaso Leddi, Silvia Pellizzari, Laura Santamaria, Lorenzo Sarti, Emanuele Siboni, Delphine Tonglet.

Essential Bibliography
  Il Nuotatore – va troppo spesso ad Heidelberg   Centro di Documentazione di Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, 1984
Studio Azzurro, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti   La camera astratta, tre spettacoli tra teatro e video   Milan, Ubulibri, 1988
Valentina Valentini (edited by), Studio Azzurro   Percorsi tra video, cinema e teatro   Milan, Electa, 1995
Domenico De Gaetano (edited by)   Mutazioni elettroniche. Le immagini di Studio Azzurro   AaVv, Turin, Lindau, 1995
Studio Azzurro, Jacques Derrida, Carlo Sini   Pensare l’Arte - Verità, Figura, Visione, Trivioquadrivio   Milan, Federico Motta Editore, 1998
Maria Grazia Mattei (edited by)   Interattività – Studio Azzurro opere tra partecipazione e osservazione   Fondazione Umbria Spettacolo, Perugia, 1999.
Studio Azzurro   Ambienti sensibili, esperienze tra interattività e narrazione   Milan, Electa, 1999
AaVv   Caveau. Studio Azzurro, Siena - Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena-Prato   Gli Ori, 2002
Studio Azzurro   Meditazioni Mediterraneo   Milan, Silvana Editoriale, 2002
AaVv   Il Mnemonista   Milan, Zephyro edizioni, 2003
Studio Azzurro   Immagini vive   Milan, Electa, 2005
Bruno di Marino (edited by), Studio Azzurro   Videoambienti, ambienti sensibili e altre esperienze tra arte, cinema, teatro e musica   Feltrinelli, 2007 (dvd + book)

See press release on New York Times: 28 October 2008

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:47