LAB

The Laboratory is a physical space where living organisms and machines coexist and cooperate to perform experiments.
The Lab is itself an experiment and a playground where all the elements are designed, fabricated, manipulated, displaced and recombined to form a new immersive sensory space at each iteration. It’s a morphing environment where researchers, creators and visitors are sensorially informed and inspired at liminal and subliminal levels.
A mesoscopic obervatory for a crossbreed of rigorously exotic inventions.
Machines are the skeletal and nervous systems of the Lab, means and ends for scientific and metaphysical construction. This relationship between the machine and the human is therefore not merely instrumental but symbiotic and generative.
The crosswired features of the organic and the synthetic extend the envelope of human perception to bring ephemeral events into a synesthetic spectrum of experience. This hybrid network forms the rhizomatic tissue where bits, potentials and fluids conspire to transcend the logic of order for mapping the unknown and reivent it.
The Laboratory is thus informed and revived by this endless process of sensual re-creation, and the space is re-organised to accommodate new experiences, ready for the next iteration of the experiment. From the cave of the Laboratory, the imagination of the artist probes the fringes of the Universe to continue the human adventure into the Mistery of Life.

Optofonica [Of] is the brainchild of TeZ (aka Maurizio Martinucci), founded in Amsterdam in 2006 as "platform for Synesthetic Media and Sound Spatialization". After 3 years of intense productions and presentations, fueled by the enthusiastic collaborations between over 40 International artists and numerous institutions worldwide, Optofonica became a physical Lab in 2009 and ever since it has undergone a number of evolutionary mutations to autonomously and tirelessly promote and serve the unity of Art, Science, Tecnology and Ecology as a sincere and practical transdisciplinary endeavor.

Optofonica Lab is currently located at Costa Rica broedplaats in Amsterdam as part of "DELAB" a shared psychophysical bubble where also Studio Federico Murgia and DERFUNKE have serendipitously converged.

Studio Optofonica is the label chosen by TeZ and Federico Murgia to promote hybrid design ideas based on the concept of "Atmosphere Modulators" (ATMO), a new class of devices that can affect multi-sensory perception in a delicate experience of intimate participation.

The "Sonic Side" of the Lab also exists in a separate underground location by the TOLHUISTUIN in Amsterdam Noord. The OPTOBUNKER is an Italic Techno-Conspiracy operated by TeZ in cahoots with Elisa Battistutta, Alessio Ciborio, Lorenzo De Beris and Matteo Oblak, in the name of an uncompromised electronic revolution.

HACKTERIA

OPTOFONICA is also the Dutch node of HACKTERIA International network of Open Source BioArt & Community Platform



OPTOBUNKER

The "Sonic Side" of Optofonica exists in a separate underground location by the TOLHUISTUIN in Amsterdam Noord. The OPTOBUNKER is an Italic Techno-Conspiracy operated by TeZ in cahoots with Elisa Battistutta, Alessio Ciborio, Lorenzo De Beris and Matteo Oblak, in the name of an uncompromised electronic revolution.

OPTOBUNKER

Connect to the underground headquarters of Phonomena, Fonografie Pragma, Immaterial Archives and other OPTOFONICA resilient sonic conspiracies!



PROJECTS



RESEARCH

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Contact

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DELAB / COSTA RICA / CR2
Piet Heinkade 233
1019HM Amsterdam - Netherlands
info[at]optofonica.com
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