Marco Fusi and Patricia Alessandrini
Supported by the Flanders Department of Culture, Youth and Media, Marco Fusi is in residence in Studio 1 with Patricia Alessandrini to work on EMPAC’s Wave Field Synthesis array.
Fusi’s work with Wave Field Synthesis expands his research and performance practice through a collaboration with Alessandrini that explores acoustic feedback through technological and instrumental interaction. Fusi plays the viola d'amore (VdA), a baroque instrument that can generate and control acoustic feedback through performance techniques. Working with Wave Field technology enhances the possibilities for feedback within and outside the VdA, blurring the distinction between virtual and physical sonic sources.
EMPAC collaborates with the Flemish Government’s Department of Culture, Youth and Media (Belgium) and the Australia Council for the Arts to provide residency support for artists. The EMPAC curators work with staff from each organization to select projects from yearly open-calls. Information on eligibility, deadlines, and how to apply can be found at the participating organization’s website.