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Francesca Fini in BLIND at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Francesca Fini is an artist working with new media, experimental cinema and performance art. With in-depth training as a digital artist and filmmaker, she has worked for 15 years in the field of TV production. Since 2008 she has chosen to use experimental film and video art. This is her second visit to India as in 2014 she was invited to Kolkata for the performing arts festival Ghosts of Shakespeare and to lecture at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute.
BLIND is a performance experiment blending body-art and interaction design. As a synaesthetic person Fini can “hear” and “feel” colors and the purpose of the performance is exactly to transport the audience in an immersive dimension where the performer becomes the mediator of an experience of color through interactive sound. During the performance Fini acts a live body paint in front of a webcam which is programmed to recognize different colors. The information produced is then processed by the computer and sent to a digital synthesizer that activates a special sound for each color. The harmonic flow and modulation of each instrument is determined by the data produced by the coordinates of the color blobs in space, so that her painted hands, tracked by the webcam, become a musical instrument that can actually be played. The scientific research on the deep relationship between sound and color is the starting point of a personal journey to the discovery of the connections between the senses.

  • Organized by: IIC Mumbai
  • In collaboration with: Kala Ghoda Arts Festival