Improvisation no. 1: Cumulative Loops. 2013. 3’20. HD video with stereo sound.
Improvisation no. 1: Cumulative Loops is the audio-visual artifact of an improvisation in hand-drawn animation and musical collage. Visual riffs drawn on paper strips are digitized and assembled additively with musical phrases taken from the artist-composer’s collection of unused film score and sound effects recordings, 16mm optical scratch tracks and extemporaneous instrumental performances. Playing with the concomitance of image and sound, the work transposes the conditions of musical performance to the incremental process of animation, forming an idiosyncratic way of generating and experiencing rhythm, movement, duration and time.
Drawing upon a practice that has alternated between the animated image and the soundtrack, Luigi explores a new direction in his work, one that sees the composition of image and sound as a single unified process.
Northwest Animation Festival 2016 – Portland Oregon, USA
London International Animation Festival 2015 – London, UK
Canadian Screen Awards ‘Genies’ 2015 – Toronto, Canada *NOMINEE – BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2015 – Melbourne, Australia
Cardiff Animation Nights 2014 – Cardiff, UK
Concierto de Música Visual en Noviembre electrónico 2014 – CEIArtE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014 – Ottawa, Canada
Dérapage 14 Festival 2014 – Montréal, Canada *WINNER – BEST ANIMATION
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation 2013 – Chicago & Brooklyn (USA), Stockholm (Sweden), Mali Losinj (Croatia)