Roberto Pugliese (M.Phil., D.Sc. (Technology), ITA/FI, b. 1980) is a media artist and researcher based in Helsinki. His work consists of compositions, installations and performances. Often concerned with memories, the concept of interface, his pieces can incorporate animation, sound, moving objects and the augmentation of physical media using programmed hardware and software. By collecting, processing and coupling audio and visual material, he works towards a common language among visual and sonic imageries. The installations often use sound and its transformation to establish alternative relations between the visitor and the space.

"My installations deal with the passage of time by creating objects and spaces that embody memories, in their disappearance, transformation and potential for reinterpretation.
My compositions and performances explore the relationship between sound and images, their perceptual integration in time and space and intertwined choreography as one medium."

He has presented his work in festivals such as PIXELACHE (FI), AAVE (FI), Plektrum (EE) and CARTES FLUX (FI) and Loikka (FI) and in galleries such as MUU Galleria (FI), the Science Gallery (IE) and EYEBEAM (NY, US). He has also collaborated with dancers and choreographers for the creation of alternative stages and new forms of media performance.

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2016 Rajatila Gallery, 04-21.06,2016, Tampere (FI).
2014 The Space of a Year, multichannel audiovisual installation with sonically interactive floor, MUU Gallery, Helsinki (FI).

2016 Titanik Gallery, Turku (September)
2016 Flow-flawed, with Jukka Hautamaki, Galleria Augusta, HIAP, 13-28 February, Helsinki (Fl).
2015 Inner voices, site-specific kinetic-sound installation on a tram, Pixelache Festival, 25 - 27 September, Helsinki (Fl).
2014 The interface is opaque, time-based audiovisual sculpture for ice, MUU Gallery, 27 November - 17 December, Helsinki (FI).
2014 The Space of a Year, 1-channel version, screening as part of MUU Video 2014 – VideoForma Festival, Kuryokhin Center of Contemporary Art, 5–6 December 2014. St Petersburg, Russia.
2014 MUU Video 2014 – screening The Space of a Year 1-channel version, Es Baluard, Contemporary art museum, September 17th – October 16th, Mallorca, Spain.
2014 MUU FOR EARS 12 - video, video performance, independent sound art from Finland, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, 16 September – 19 October, Spain.
2014 Fragments, sound design, in collaboration with Micromacro studio, Fuori Salone Sarpi Bridge, 8-13 April 2014, Milan (IT).
2012 PuShy, a tactile sonic installation, Science Museum, 31 October, London (UK).
2011 PuShy, a tactile sonic installation, Plektrum festival, 8-18 September, Tallinn (EE).
2011 Traffic, sound and visual responsive installation, with Rachel O’Dwyer, BIORHYTHM exhibition, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, August 2011, New York (US).
2010 Traffic, sound and visual responsive installation, with Rachel O’Dwyer, Science Gallery, July-September, Dublin (IE).
2009 The child with the mirror, interactive installation for multiple projections and surround sound, Joy Gallery, 26-28 June, Dublin (IE).
2009 Action painting through digital media, interactive installation, Science Gallery, 26 January Dublin (IE).

2016 UROBORO, with Andrea Mancianti, Galleria Augusta, 12 February, Helsinki (FI).
2015 Quasi-existence – Trace 1, audiovisual performance, .Box video art space, 17 April, Milan (IT).
2015 Quasi-existence – Trace 1, audiovisual performance, AAVE Festival, 11 April, Helsinki (FI).
2015 Live-electronics, Frozen species make Noise, Oranssi, 22 February, Helsinki (FI).
2014 Live-electronics, ARTBUS at Amorph!14 festival, 16 October, Helsinki (FI).
2014 The Space of a Year, audiovisual concert, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, 27 April, Helsinki (FI).
2013 Ice and Decay – sound performance with ice and live electronics, Borealis Festival, 9 March 2013, Bergen (NO).
2012 E-mpact A – audiovisual dance performance, with dancer/choreographer Mikko Kallinen, Cartes Flux festival, 17 October, Espoo (FI).
2012 Augmented dance performance with Beniamino Borghi, Loikka Festival, 24 March, Helsinki (FI).
2011 Multimedia performances with Ö orchestra at Performance Club Hidas, December, Tampere (FI); Harakkasaari Art Gallery, May, Helsinki (FI); Lavaklubi at Finnish National Theater, May, Helsinki (FI).

2014 MUU for EARS 12 CD, appearance in CD release of sound art, 2014.
2011 simpleLife, generative sound piece for 8 channels, 4for8 event, TAI studio, University of Art and Design, April 2011, Helsinki (FI).
2009 Interactive digital performance workshop in collaboration with the Beckett Centre, Science Gallery, 7 March, Dublin (IE).
2008 Sound design for the play “The Insanity of Mary Girard” by Lanie Robertson, at Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, 4-7 December 2008, Dublin (IE).

2016 AVEK
2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation's Uusimaa Regional Fund, realization of GHOSTS, 3D audiovisual installation.
2015 VISEK, realization of GHOSTS, 3D audiovisual installation.
2014 Helsinki City, working grant.
2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, for exhibition costs for The Space of a Year.
2013 Koneen Säätio, salary costs for group project REVERSE 2013 AVEK, working salary and production costs for The Space of a Year.
2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Artist-in-residence grant for residency at USF Verftet, Bergen (NO).

2013 January – March: AiR Bergen at USF Verftet, Bergen (NO).
2012 September: Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Tampere (FI).

2014 - Member of MUU Artists association
2014 - Member of CATALYSTI transcultural artists Finland since 2014.
Field Reductions
Fuoco Fatuo
Inner Voices
The interface is opaque
The Space of A Year
The child with the mirror
Western time
UROBORO @Fusolab 2.0
UROBORO @Galleria Augusta
Quasi-existence @ AAVE festival
The Space of a Year @ VapaanTaiteenTila
E-mpact A
Augmented dance performance
visual Ö
Doctor Sc. Dissertation
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