Marcello Mazzella
Since the beginning
Works in Naples Italy

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BIO
Marcello Mazzella was born in Naples, Italy were he completed a degree of fine art; sculpture and design (1983-1978).

In 1983 he moved to Milan to attend the Academy of Fine Art of Brera, focusing on sculpture. With a growing interest using technology in art, he started with computer training as a designer in a postproduction TV studio in 1987. This experience ended after one year with a final thesis paper for the Academy entitled "Computer and Art" which documented and analyzed the use and development of the computer in its various forms in relation to art.

Mazzella lived in Milan until 1993. During this time, he began to show art work in Milan, other parts of Italy, and Europe; in galleries, alternative and public spaces.
His work has been collected by many private and cultural spaces and has been documented in various catalogues, newspapers, art magazines and radio.

In 1987 he began a collaboration with a group of artists and founded the mutimedia group "AIEP". Their main focus was to combine technology with other disciplines: visual art, dance, music. AIEP performed in art festivals in Italy and throughout Europe.

1993 Mazzella came to New York City, working as an art assistant and collaborator with Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubota, on numerous installations, sculputures and video works for galleries and museum exhibitions.

Introduced to the Internet through friends at Columbia University, it was love at first sight. After a few months of exploration with the web, building sites for himelf, then for other artists, he opened his own company, DigArt, a website/consulting agency. Mazzella currently freelances for various major commercial clients like New Balance, Volvo, VitaminShoppe and others.

As a result of his artistic research with technology, his work has evolved to include not only video and sculpture but also CD-ROM, Internet based -projects, digital prints and sculpture assemblages. His art work has been exhibited in New York City in various non-profit art spaces, and galleries like White Columns, ArtistsSpace, Art in General as well as commercial galleries, art fairs, and alternative spaces in Italy.

His most recent works, made for the Internet include "West East Coast Body", an interactive Web Site combining HTML, VR, QuickTime, Streaming sound, and Javascript; "I-dog", a Gif animation; "Keep Walking" (Flash), and Bodydrome (Flash), this last project was created for the exhibition "Le Tribu dell'Arte" Rome � Italy, 2001.
Galleria Comunale d�Arte Moderna e Conemporanea of Rome, Italy and
Museu da Imagem e do Som, in Sao Paulo city.

November 2003, internet project "syncrorama.com" realized for the art exibition at the XIV Quadriennale of Rome, Italy.

June 2005, Internet chat project, Called " DIGART WORLD CHAT ROOM". An installation and performance, using video chat programs, during a 15 days total immersion, in collaboration with other artists, to the S. Giacomo degli Italiani church in Naples Italy.

March-April 2007, "IN Chat - Constellation Online", Interactive video chat installation and performance, Museum of Modern Art, in Gallarate(Varese) Italy

Work in Milan (Italy) and New York (USA)
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EVENT

XIV Exhibition Quadriennale of Art


Dates:
Mon Nov 17, 2003 00:00 - Sun Nov 16, 2003

Anteprima
Naples, Palazzo Reale , Italy
November 15th - January 11th 2004

http://www.quadriennalediroma.org


EVENT

syncrorama.com - Quadriennale Exhibition Rome


Dates:
Mon Nov 17, 2003 00:00 - Sun Nov 16, 2003

XIV Esposizione Quadriennale d'Arte
Anteprima-Napoli, Palazzo Reale, Italy
November 15th 2003 - January 11th 2004

Syncrorama investigates the possibilities of a simultaneous interaction between real and virtual space, through means of the web. Using specifically designed software and hardware, the spectator is invited to interact with this digital work; as a participant at the exhibition site,or virtually, through the internet. The results which appear on the exhibition screen, or any individual computer will be the same. All computers connected to the internet and logged on to the site: http://www.syncrorama.com , as well as the exhibition screen will constantly be in sinc, creating a truly "globally synchronized" space.
By Marcello Mazzella