Lorenzo Oggiano – Quasi objects
Saturday, 7 June 2008
Gelling photographic and videographic materials via a 3-d modelling tactic, Lorenzo Oggiano’s Quasi Objects series of prints and videos presents a set of synthetic organic landscapes and microscopic biological particle simulations. The added surface noise, those glitches, grains & flecks found on aged celluloid have been superimposed to give an impression of a labtech documentary aesthetic. The concepts of cellular division, morphogenesis, evolution and creationism are implied, here however they are the product of digital collage & generative grammar. In Lorenzo’s own words ‘Quasi-Objects regards actualisation of data, production of biologically a-functional occurrences (bio-politically dysfunctional), dealing about Life, but without reference to the outcomes it is used to recognize; possibilities that can be viewed as transient outputs of an operative practice’. The excellent Digimag has a good interview with the creator of Quasi Objects, while Flux is one of the few sources I found with some video footage of Oggiano’s wonderful video compositions.