Patrizia GenovesiPatrizia Genovesi is a signiﬁcant presence in the panorama of contemporaryphotography and video art. Her interest in the quality of the image and theequilibrium of the composition, deeply inﬂuenced by the best Italian paintingtradition, together with her fascination with technology and the search forcontamination and expression synergies between different arts, position her workamong the most interesting of this period.Genovesi metabolized a scientiﬁc education while at the same time nurturing hereclectic artistic sensibility by restlessly studying photography for which she hadLeonard Freed and Richard Kalvar of the Magnum Photos agency among herteachers, painting and music, plus other abilities like screenwriting, with well-knownItalian director Mario Monicelli and writer Domenico Starnone, and theater direction,with Argentinian theatre specialist Renzo Casali.
Her photographs of Nobel Prize laureates, including Rita Levi-Montalcini, John Nash,Richard Ernst, Robert Mundell, and Frank Wilczeck have been published by the NobelPrize Organization. Her portrait of Mrs. Levi-Montalcini was publicly exhibited inKamienna Gora - Poland - during the celebrations for the Nobel Prize laureate VictorHamburger. Her portraits of photographer Leonard Freed have been accepted as part ofthe permanent collection of the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi - Belgium -.Genovesi is also active in designing, creating and organizing events that leverage andexploit the synergies of photography and other expression languages commonly thoughtof as distant, such as symphonic music often performed onsite with a live orchestra,digital technology, and architecture. Such events, which strongly appeal to a modern andconscientious public, have been successfully performed in a variety of locations in Italyand abroad, including institutional spaces, airports, museums and public libraries.
I imagined a life in color but lived it in black and white, like a sequence of more or less intense graysmodulated by varying amounts of light. This was the perception of the intellectual faculty that discerns,that gathers concepts and experiences into homogeneous categories and ties them back to whatreality is in its core: an eternal conﬂict between life and death.The black and the white recall the essence: the former is the absorption of all colors, the latter theirsynthesis. Thus they contain every color, every vital presence and every failure.
Life is dense of relationships that can be spotted by looking with the right perspective. Theserelationships however only remain visible for an instant, as movement immediately re-arranges thingsinto a different conﬁguration. !As a result, the visual perception of the situation is changed, and in thatmoment the very sense of reality changes for me as well.
Photography and paintingI have been studying painting for years. I have absorbed the strokes of the pencil and brush, the angleof the hand, the strength of the signs. I have been studying the subjects to reproduce, the gazes to ﬁx,the weather to evoke, the densities of air. I have gone along with my impulse to make painting withphotography, by exploiting the characteristics of light and the power of the lens, and refusing to workwith effects that would transform a photograph into an image “reasoned” afterwards, on a computer.
The installation is comprised of a gallery of Some of the pictures in this project haveoriginal portraits of Nobel Prize laureates and been selected and published by the Nobelother personalities that have left a permanent Prize Organization.footprint in the development of mathematics The “digital steganographic” process to addand science. hidden texts and formulas to the photographsA face does not let the thoughts behind it to was realized by Prof. Corrado Giustozzi.emerge. At the same time, however, also the The photographic gallery includes a portraitopposite is true: That same face is the of orchestra conductor, hiding within it theoutcome not only of a physical development, score of the symphonic concert he wouldbut all as genuinely of an intellectual and conduct during the event.psychological effort. In a sense, a face is alsothe result of thought; and a scientist is hisown work. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!To add this layer of signiﬁcance, texts andformulas drawn from the main works of theportrayed scientist have been invisibly addedto each picture by means of a technologictransformation applied to the digital format ofthe pictures. To further emphasize thesymbol, hidden texts and formulas have notbeen uniformly distributed, but have beenrather concentrated on image outlines andshade zones. These more contrasted areasare in fact those which most contribute to thedepth and expression of the subject and aretherefore the most appropriate where to addto the face image a symbolic reference to thework.
The project was originated from the willingness to explore the creativity spaces that can be found inthe collaboration of music and photography, such that the modern video-art could encounter thegreatest musical tradition and emphasize its power of expression in a new language, more familiarto contemporary observers. !In putting together such seemingly diverse artistic expressions, the video camera becomes anadditional instrument of the orchestra. Following obediently, it reveals to observers’ eyes the slowtransﬁguration of Conductor Giorgio Proietti, who while commanding an interpretation from theorchestra, makes himself an instrument of the Music by even physically evoking its ghosts andsuggestions. He makes Coriolan visible. He becomes himself Coriolan.Beethoven’s genius is so powerful that the feelings inspiring the main character emerge evenphysically. It is then possible that Coriolan, a military leader exiled from his home city, Rome, andexacerbated by a terrible inner laceration, enters into the Conductor-performer, and the latter giveshis identity back to him.The conductor’s gesture and posture highlight his metamorphosis. By letting the music penetrateinto him, he becomes Coriolan, a commander driving his soldiers to the battle, and at the same timea man exhacerbated by contrasting feelings that will ﬁnally lead him to death.The observer faces the physical and emotional intensity of the character, which bursts out in thevideo shoot of the concert and is “crystallized” within the exhibited frames where some of itssigniﬁcant moments are “frozen”. An expert work on the images removes all the redundant details toemphasize the drama.The camera enters into the melody, accompanies the observer, captures him with image, color, andmovement. He is involved by the energy, seduced by the music and rhythm. Although never forcedor convicted, he is not allowed to remain distant.
Orchestra RehearsalsThe Director impresses a view on his orchestra; he communicates it with his body and his gesture.The orchestra, while giving out its sound, is transformed into one single organism. It takes on form andrhythm for desire, for gratitude, for Art. So the magic happens.The project becomes the heart of an event. The images on display tell the musicians’ listening, waitingand executing. The live concert gives the public the emotion of a great performance.
The Marriage of Figaro by W. A. MozartThe project illustrates all the stages of preparation and execution of an opera, including auditions,singers’ and orchestra rehearsals, and ﬁnal performance. Photographs, videos, sound recordings andﬁnally the live performance tell the story of a masterpiece.
Corrado Giustozzi Corrado Giustozzi is an information technology specialist, consultant and lecturer in information security, and science journalist with more than twenty-ﬁve year experience in the sector. His main areas of interest include cryptography and information protection techniques, information security in complex organizations, contrast of high-tech crime, relationships between technology and law (digital identity, privacy, governance and compliance), and socio-cultural risk aspects in the use of new technologies. He is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA); cooperates with the Special Operations Group of the Carabinieri (Italian public security force) in investigation on and contrast of cybercrime; is a member of the Scientiﬁc Committee of the Computer Crime Analysis Unit of the Italian Telecommunications Police; works as an expert witness on cybercrime for the Criminal Court of Rome. He is a professor of "Information Technology Forensics" at University of LAquila and of "Organizational Aspects of Security" in the Masters course in Management of Information Security for Firms and the Public Administration at La Sapienza University in Rome. He has been for long time promoting the dissemination of information about technical, social and legal aspects of information security by participating in radio and television programs and holding conferences and seminars. He published over a thousand articles and four books. As a game specialist, he has been exploring since the advent of personal computing the relationship between computers and "mind games" focusing on logic and intelligence applied to words, shapes, mathematic objects, and simulation. He is a member and former President of the Italian afﬁliation of Mensa, the international association gathering people with high IQ.
GIORGIO PROIETTI Main protagonists of the operas in Japan are:!Ghena Dimitrova,Conductor Shinobu Sato, Maria Dragoni, Nicola Ghiuselev. Afterwards, he conducts Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo inStudies at the Conservatory “St. Cecilia” with: Umberto De maschera” for the Opera National Theatre of Soﬁa, with GhenaMargheriti (piano), Mauro Bortolotti (composition). Dimitrova in the role of “Amelia”; Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma”,Studies in Conducting with: Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Kuhn, with the direction of!Pierluigi Pizzi, at the “Verdi” Theatre ofWolfgang Sawallisch!and!Carlo Maria Giulini. Sassari, with!Maria Dragoni.He wins the Young Performers National Selection in 1988 and For the!International Festival of!St. Margherita Ligure!he1991. conducts: a new production of!“Turandot”!!and the Choir ofHe makes his debut as a Conductor at the age of 25 at the Sala the!Puccini Festival!of Torre del Lago;!“Il Trovatore”!with RobertoVerdi of the Conservatory of Milan, with the Orchestra Servile.“Pomeriggi musicali”, concert transmitted by RAI. With the Licinio Reﬁce!Orchestra of the homonymousHis activity starts at the Sferisterio of Macerata with!“Rigoletto”, Conservatory he stages a new production of “Le Nozze diwith!Renato Bruson, and!“Le Nozze di Figaro”,!with Barbara Figaro” with an international cast of promising young lyricists.Frittoli. As!Visitor Conductor!of the!Soﬁa National Opera!he inauguratesHe conducts a new staging of Rossini’s “Otello”, with José the celebrations for!Nicola Ghiuselev, in 2006: among theMedina, at the Staatstheaher of Braunschweig. performers is the bass Olim Anastasov;!and as VisitorHe conducts the “Pomeriggi musicali” Orchestra of Milan for the Conductor!he also conducts the National Orchestra of“Milano Milhaud” Festival!and the “Musica in Villa” Festival. He is Budapest, in 2012.very active, and conducts many orchestras, as the!“Filarmonica He is Permanent Conductor!of the International Academy ofMarchigiana” Orchestra, the!“Arturo Toscanini" Orchestra of Rome!with which he conducts, among others: Giulio Maira’sParma, the “Orchestra Regionale del Lazio”, the!“Cracow “Athena”; concerts for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and forPhilharmonic”, the!“Giovani Musici Italiani” Orchestra, the the!Italian Navy; the Puccini International Competition!ﬁnalists“Giuseppe Verdi”!Symphony Orchestra of Milan,!the “Opera !concert at the Auditorium Conciliazione;!the “G. Petrassi”National Theatre of Soﬁa”, the!“Filarmonici di Roma”, the “Arena Competition ﬁnalists concert chaired by!Enniodi Verona” Foundation. Morricone;!“Viaggio in Italia”, a concert dedicated toHe holds series of concerts during the seasons 1998 and 2001 the!Ministers of the member countries of the Europeanat Japan’s invitation in Sakata, Yamagata and Tokyo, with the Community, held at the Auditorium!Parco della Musica. Amongparticipation of the winners of the!“International Competition the interpreters are:!Luciana Savignano!and Andrea Bocelli.Voci Verdiane”; recital with the soprano Miwako Matsumoto!and He is involved with the International Academy of Rome inthe soprano!Mieko Sato!at the!Kiori Hall in Tokyo. the!“Verdi Multimedia Project”.He conducts the!“Japan Tour 2000” with the Soﬁ a National He helds recitals and works with:!Leo Nucci, Enzo Dara,Opera, organised by the!Japan Arts Corporation. The tournée Gabriella Tucci, Olga Romanko, Giuseppe Giacomini, Olimgoes through many cities, as!Tokyo, where he performs at the Anastasov, Michele Pertusi.Bunka Kaikan Theatre!with!“Turandot”. Nowadays he is Tenured Professor of Conducting at the “L.In!Tokyo!he also conducts!the very ﬁ rst Japanese production of Reﬁce” Conservatory of Frosinone.“La Gioconda”!at the!New National Theatre, in the presence ofthe Emperor and the Empress.