Roberto Pugliese (ITA/FI, b. 1980) is a sound and media artist and researcher based in Helsinki. His work consists of compositions, installations and performances, sometimes based exclusively on sound forms, other times on multimedia combination, often acknowledging and taking advantage of the visitor presence and action. He uses sound and its transformation to establish alternative relations between the visitor and the space. In compositions, by collecting and digitally processing environmental sound and video material, he works towards a common language among visual and sonic imageries.
His investigation and practice are often supported by the development of self-made electronic tools. While using digital media to initially create audiovisual content, his work is often concerned with memories, the concept of interface and based on the augmentation of physical media.
He has presented his work in festivals such as Plektrum (EE) and CARTES FLUX (FI) and Loikka (FI) and in galleries such as MUU Galleria (FI), the Science Gallery (IE) and EYEBEAM (NY). He has also collaborated with the Öööö-orchestra (FI) as well as with dancers and choreographers for the creation of alternative stages and new forms of media performance.
“With a mixed background coming from technical disciplines, experimental music and digital art, I manifest my ideas through digital forms, developing my own tools and techniques. I use digital technology because of its malleability for the creation of dynamic and immersive experiences that I believe they can be strongly physical for the visitor. My composition and performances explore the relationship between sound and images, their perceptual integration in time and space and intertwined choreography as one medium.”
Roberto Pugliese is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Media Technology, Aalto University, (mediatech.aalto.fi/en/) where he explores novel ways and technology to interact with sound and the effect of multimodal augmentation on the users' experience.