Venice Biennale Bruno Zamborlin

BY EMPLOYING VIBRATION SENSORS AND UNIQUE ALGORITHMS HE INVENTED, BRUNO ZAMBORLIN BREATHES LIFE INTO OBJECTS AND SURFACES, ENABLING THEM TO INTERACT WITH BOTH HUMAN TOUCH AND ATMOSPHERIC CHANGES THROUGH SOUND AND LIGHT.
THIS TRANSFORMATION TURNS THE ORDINARY INTO SYNESTHETIC CANVASES, CREATING IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES THAT BLEND ART, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE NATURAL WORLD.

BIO

IN 2013 HE FOUNDED MOGEES LIMITED, A LONDON-LOS ANGELES BASED START-UP FOCUSED ON TECHNOLOGY TO TRANSFORM EVERYDAY OBJECTS INTO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND GAMES USING A VIBRATION SENSOR AND A MOBILE PHONE, SELLING 50,000 UNITS WORLDWIDE IN JUST 2 YEARS. HIS SECOND STARTUP HYPERSURFACES BUILT TECHNOLOGY TO CONVERT PHYSICAL SURFACES OF ANY MATERIAL, SHAPE AND FORM INTO DATA-ENABLED-INTERACTIVE SURFACES USING A VIBRATION SENSOR AND A COIN-SIZED CHIPSET, DEVELOPING PRODUCTS FOR COMPANIES SUCH AS DAIMLER, BOSCH-SIEMENS, AND WHIRLPOOL.

AS AN ARTIST, HE CREATED ART INSTALLATIONS FOR THE VENICE BIENNALE 2023 AND THE LONDON VICTORIA&ALBERT MUSEUM. HE IS ALSO A MULTIPLE-TIME TEDX SPEAKER AND HONORARY RESEARCH FELLOW AT GOLDSMITHS, UNIV. OF LONDON. HE PERFORMED WITH UK-BASED ELECTRONIC MUSIC DUO PLAID (WARP RECORDS). HE WAS GRANTED A PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM GOLDSMITHS, UNIV. OF LONDON AND IRCAM-CENTRE POMPIDOU (UPMC PARIS 6), PARIS.

ART PRACTICE

AT THE CORE OF ZAMBORLIN’S WORK IS A KEEN DESIRE TO CREATE CONNECTIONS—WHETHER BETWEEN FRIENDS, STRANGERS, OR THE SPACES THAT ENVELOP THEM. BY TRANSFORMING EVERYDAY OBJECTS AND SURFACES INTO INTERACTIVE CANVASES, ZAMBORLIN INVITES PARTICIPANTS INTO A SHARED EXPERIENCE, TURNING MUNDANE MOMENTS INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCOVERY AND CONNECTION, FOSTERING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND SHARED WONDER.

ZAMBORLIN’S WORK GIVES VOICE TO THE WORLD AROUND US. THROUGH HIS PIONEERING APPLICATION OF VIBRATION SENSORS AND ALGORITHMS, SPACES AND OBJECTS GAIN THE ABILITY TO RESPOND TO HUMAN TOUCH, MOVEMENT, AND EVEN ATMOSPHERIC CHANGES, EFFECTIVELY “SPEAKING” TO US IN A LANGUAGE OF LIGHT AND SOUND. THIS INTERACTION BLURS THE LINES BETWEEN THE ANIMATE AND INANIMATE, INVITING OBSERVERS TO RECONSIDER THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR SURROUNDINGS.

IN A SOCIETY INCREASINGLY MEDIATED BY TOUCHSCREENS AND VIRTUAL INTERFACES, ZAMBORLIN’S WORK IS A REMINDER OF THE RICHNESS OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD. BY EMPHASIZING TACTILE ENGAGEMENT AND THE SENSORY EXPERIENCES OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE AROUND US, HE OFFERS A COUNTER-NARRATIVE TO THE DIGITAL DISCONNECTION, REKINDLING AN APPRECIATION FOR THE TANGIBLE AND FOSTERING A DEEPER, MORE MEANINGFUL INTERACTION WITH THE WORLD.