Mattia Casalegno is an Italian artist exploring issues of perception, intimacy and audiovisual improvisation. He often collaborates with designers, scientists, neurologists and musicians to produce works spanning architectural video-installations, (a)sensorial interfaces, live media performances and kinetic sculptures.
His aesthetics are driven by the 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 poetic.
His works and performances have been showed internationally in institutions and venues as MediaFacade Festival Europe, MADRE Museum and Roma Auditorium in Italy, Mutek in Montreal, iMAL and Cimatics in Brussels, Optronica Festival in London, Kuandu Museum in Taipei, LACMA and LACDA in Los Angeles.
He is represented by the Cimatics Agency in Europe, writes regularly about new media and art on the online magazine Digicult.it and instructed classes at UCLA and Art Center College of Design, CA.