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“Alla Ricerca dell’Aura Perduta”, Galleria Regionale d’Arte Contemporanea Spazzapan, curated by Paolo Toffolutti

Castello di Lajone – International Art Exhibition, Alessandria, Italy, curated by CIY

LICHT, Group Global 3000, Berlin

Some of my works are part of ADA – Archive of Digital Art

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Vectorscope (Human Flesh Line)

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On 19, Jun 2013 | In | By diegocaglioni

Vectorscope (Human Flesh Line)

Max MSP Software, projector, webcams


Video-makers frequently use a tool called vectorscope to measure frames saturation and hue. The color balance of a film is based on a line technically called flesh line, where all the human tones arrange on. It’s a work in state of project but is very interesting how, unlike ours, the artificial eye in just a look put us on the same level. The project is based on the interaction between the spectator and the projection through our smartphone webcams. Filming ourselves or the others it will be possible to see the vectorscope moving, in real time, following the human flesh line.

Human Flesh Line

In this variation of the project we are in the presence of one of the most important person who fights for black people rights, Martin Luther King. His powerful oratory contrasts with the coldness vectorscope but, incredibly, the spot around his flesh line seems like a flaming sword.


GaribaldiMap (portraits) GaribaldiMap (portraits) GaribaldiMap (portraits)

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On 19, Jun 2011 | In | By diegocaglioni

GaribaldiMap (portraits)

HTML5 animation
no sound
squared aspect ratio 
variable duration 
2011, in-progress

Some pictures of the monuments, that I’ve found in GaribaldiMap project, has been used to make a portrait series. I’ve cut this low definition photos and “crumbled” them by group of pixel with the same color, frame by frame, until they disappear. In this way the hero, almost unrecognizable, constantly composes itself and fades away just like it comes to memory and then goes to oblivion.

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GaribaldiMap (portraits) 2.0 [feat call me eS]

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On 17, Jun 2011 | In | By diegocaglioni


blu-ray disc, 1080p, no sound

The moment of making and the creation gesture itself is summarized in this video. The trackpad is the only witness of the work ‘in fieri’, silent translator of mechanical moves into electrical and digital pulses, as the fingers themselves that identify and auto-describe me.

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On 20, Jun 2010 | In | By diegocaglioni

Deepwater Horizon

DVD, PAL, Stereo



This work is the result of the overlapping of the most viewed worldwide YouTube videos since 20th of April 2010, day of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion, one of the biggest environmental disaster in recent years.
I took these videos for a month, which have various arguments, from a blockbuster film trailer to the Obama’s talking at The Tonight Show. But none of them is about the environmental disaster, like if the community would been interested in more superficial and low cultural stuff. Video flux becomes an informational boil that blows up ad follows one the other out of control, just like the hydrocarbons leaking from the seabed hurt by human stupidity.

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On 19, Jun 2009 | In | By diegocaglioni

Visual Improvisations

live music by Luca Aquino & Raffaele Casarano Duo

The scenography is the result of a video improvisation. At my request I didn’t want to listen to the songs that Luca Aquino and Raffaele Casarano would be playing at the concert. My only points of reference were the instruments they would play and some brief descriptions about rhythm and duration. Similarly I kept secret the two jazz players on what I would do, also during the performance, because the projection was behind their shoulders.
During the concert sound and visual complete themselves, naturally, through implicit synchronous grow out every moment.

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On 19, Jun 2008 | In | By diegocaglioni

Explosions in The Sky

DVD, PAL, Stereo

16:9, vertically



The video is a game between pressures: the atmospheric pressure, the artificial pressure and the digital com-pressure; the result are fragments, material, picture and sound units. The bottom and the top seems fighting but, in reality, this is their material exchange.
Here is that DiVx (then the jpg) and the mp3 are metaphors of sublimation, not anymore waste of information, characteristic of “low” definition, but addictive transformation itself.

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On 18, Jun 2008 | In | By diegocaglioni

You Tube: time

DVD, PAL, Stereo

Time in Internet era is a flux of data, instead hands of a clock or sand in a hourglass, beat time is given by the number of informations that we receive and broadcast. Here’s how the characteristic red bar of YouTube becomes a piece of a “digital hourglass” that beats a time made by a click.

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On 23, Jun 2007 | In | By diegocaglioni


stereo with 50W amplifier 16:9 plumb line

Elementi is a video which its abstraction could made us think that it is completely made by a computer. To the contrary, all we see and we hear has been taken from reality: the central part is a shot of festival colour banners, during a windy day; instead black and white parts are train cables shot on travelling. From these films I took the minimum, the more elementary parts of themselves. I worked with the sound in the same way: noises of colour banners were accentuated in high frequencies; train noises in low frequencies (spread with a 50 W amplifier). The installation is a flow of real elements that, recombined, produce new energy.

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On 21, Jun 2007 | In | By diegocaglioni

The Show Must Go On

DVD, PAL, Stereo
00:01:20, loop

In front of an old theatre in demolition, cars passing fast.
New spectators clapping for.
In a time that prefers a supermarket than a theatre.

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