Digital Video and Audio Art
by Alessandro Bavari

Playing time 8 1/2 minutes. Metachaos, from Greek Meta (beyond) and Chaos (the abyss where the eternally formless state of the universe hides), indicates a primordial shape of amoeba, which lacks precise morphology and is characterized by mutation and mitosis. In fact the bodies represented in Metachaos, even though they are characterized by an apparently anthropomorphous appearance, are without identity and conscience. They exist in a spaceless and timeless state. It is a multidisciplinary audio-visual project, articulated in a short film, in a set of photography and mixed-technique paintings. The purpose of the project is to represent the most tragic aspects of human nature, such as war, madness, social change and hate.

Alessandro Bavari was born in Latina, a coastal town south of Rome, Italy, on April 1963. Grown up in an Italo-French family, he was early attracted by artistic matters and decided to attend art college, where he began making photomontages at the age of 15. He then studied scenography, photography, history of art and various other topics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where he developed a strong grounding in the techniques of oil, watercolours and engraving, while experimenting at the same time in methods such as mixing tar, glue and industrial paint, and exploring photographic printing techniques. During these years he developed the habit of taking numerous photographs everywhere he went: of humans and animals, objects and architecture, pictures and landscapes, fossils and materials. His work is strongly influenced by Indo-European cultural myths and allegories as well as by 14th and 15th century art. Since 1993 he added digital manipulation to his art, developing a personal artistic language which he calls "a kind of contamination among the arts" dissolving the boundaries between them.

Alessandro Bavari lives and works in Italy. He is a Grandmaster of Digital Art at the Museum of Computer Art.

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