Martin Romeo


Interactive video installation, 2014

The video installation presents a landscape of images, a background of elements, rather than making progress in building a form tends to escape however developing a narrative, a dramaturgy. The path you want to take is that of subtraction, deduction and reduction, the elements that make a visual representation.
The visitor interacts through its presence with the screening, leading defragmenting the composition and the consummation of the images, to the vision of one single figure.The "Composition" is altered in real time by the public amending projection bringing it to a trip back.

Martin Romeo is a multimedia artist, whose research is directed to interactive art, ranging from video installations and dance performances. Born in Carrara in 1986, he grew up in Buenos Aires. He participates in numerous international festivals such as the Festival of Youth Experimental Art Projects in Belarus and the 29th International Sarajevo Winter Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His works have been exhibited at the Capitolini and Centrale Montemartini museums in Rome, in Maribor, Slovenia (European Cultural Capital 2012), and various biannual events such as the 54th International Exhibition of Art in Venice, the Italian pavilion Porto Vecchio Trieste, and the 15th Biennale of Méditerranée in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has created several interactive art projects, and since the 2011 he has been the artistic director and of the Toolkit Festival in Venice. He is currently in residence at Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice.


The place become space

Interactive video installation, 2011

Deserted buildings and neglected space are now regained and the human shapes that are projected over them are acting as containers of the structure in itself, the surface is now decorated and covered by the bodies. These figures are spread along the walls of the host structure. The aim is to play with pre-built forms, making it all accessible through natural movements and actions that are deeply connected with space. Depending on the route taken, the user starts up a mechanism for interim images that lead to an outcome. Just starting over again may reveal other possibilities, other figures. These symbols on the ground, exemplified by amorphous shapes, communicate with the computer-based numerical functioning as switches and each symbol expresses an idea, a concept, or simply presents itself as an image medium, which in real time is showing animated clip of the symbol’s origin.