about me

 

Enzo Gentile
Audio-visual interaction designer
Expert in creative technologies for art
Short Bio

I am an expert in creative technologies for arts graduated in electronic engineering with a thesis in computer music. I am founder and art director in anughea studios associates (Imperia – Italy).
I teach Multimedia Set Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Verona.

My main fields of interest are:

  • Virtual set design
  • Video and architectural mapping, motion tracking, new media design
  • Video and Sound processing, generative art, creative coding
  • 3d modelling and animation

I am a creator and co-author of:

  • European Project ENPI CBC Med “IAM” with 14 partner of 7 Country and focused on the use of Augmented Reality (AR), multimedia and interactive techniques to help maintain and enhance the attractiveness of the Mediterranean destinations.
  • Creative Europe “ViSet” (Virtual stage designer), 4 Country to create and promoting virtual stage sets for the performing arts.
Education
Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering
University of Genoa (Italy) ▪ Thesis in computer music
Experiences

from 28/10/2013 - present

Professor at Academy of Fine Arts - Verona
School of  Graphics and Drawing 
  • Scenography (Virtual Set Design)

from 28/10/2013 - 30/06/2015

Professor at Academy of Fine Arts - Sanremo (IM) 
School of  Graphics and Drawing 
  • Multimedia graphics
  • 3D modeling

from 01/03/2009 - present

Visual and Interaction designer
www.interactive-performance.it
  • Video and architectural mapping, motion tracking, new media design
  • Video and Sound processing, generative art
  • 3d modelling and animation
  • Virtual Set Design

from 11/09/2000 - present

Teacher
High technical school - partime
  • Computer, math (certified), phisic and electronic sciences.

from 2000 - present

Creative Technologist & Art Director
anughea studios - imperia
  • Graphics & web designer
  • Multimedia and Communication designer
  • Company consultant

from 1989 to 2000

Manager
3 Multinational Company (I, F, USA)

3M ITALY S.P.A. Ferrania (SV) – American chemical multinational company (3 years)
AGNESI S.P.A. Imperia – Danone Group – French food multinational company (7 years)
BITRON S.P.A. Savona, Italian mechanical multinational company (1/2 year)

  • Team manager
  • Export area manager
  • Purchase dept manager
  • Education and training manager
  • Communication manager
Workshop - Seminars - Publications - Presentations - Projects - Conferences - References
  • Participation at 57th Venice Biennale Sessions with Academy of fine arts of Verona 12-13 July 2017.
  • New Technologies in Artistic Expression Seminar – Polish Japanese Academy of Information Technology – Warsaw (POLAND) (June 1, 2017)
  • Augmented Sculpture, interaction & media design Workshop – 40h – Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna (March-May 2017)
  • ViSet Project Final Festival – LABA Brescia 17th and 18th of November 2016
  • ViSet Project (2nd ed. Digital Stage workshop) – Barcelona 6th and 7th of October 2016
  • Digital Art – Nuove espressioni artistiche immersive – Florence Innovatione Wired Festival – (IED European Design Institute stand)  18/09/2016
  • Opening exhibition “Caleidoscopi” – Augmented sculpture – Milan – Francesco Messina Museum – April 12, 2016
  • ViSet Project final performance tests – LABA Brescia 16/12/2015 and 18/03/2016
  • Interactive Videomapping and Generative Art Workshop (Kalipè Laboratory – Rome 24/10/2015.
  • ViSet Project meeting and workshop (Virtual Set Design). FAM Faculty of Management – Sremski Karlovci (SERBIA) 9/10/2015.
  • Architectural Interactive Mapping for Cultural Heritage – Workshop – University of Sassari (Alghero) – Dept of Architecture, Design and Urbanism & IAM Project – (with professor Nicolò Ceccarelli) 22/09/2015.
  • Participation at 56th Venice Biennale Sessions with Academy of fine arts of Verona 16-17 July 2015.
  • Seminar ” Interactive design with kinect V2″. Part of the project EU International Augmented Med – Sala Dogana – Genoa (19 May 2015)
  • Workshop for European Project “Creative Europe” ViSet. Barcelona (Spain) (13-16 May 2015)
  • Workshop (English) “Architectural Mapping & Interaction Design” part of the project EU International Augmented Med – Birzeit University – Ramallah – PALESTINE (21-24 April 2015)
  • Workshop for European Project “Creative Europe” ViSet. Liverpool (UK) (15-18 April 2015)
  • 1st International Festival of Theatre, Arts and New Technologies – (Cagliari) – Conference and Workshop (Virtual set design and Interaction Design (16-17 January 2015)
  • Libera Accademia di Belle Arti LABA (Brescia) – Projection mapping for virtual set design – Workshop (European Project “Creative Europe” ViSet) (17-19 December 2014)
  • Publication ( http://www.progettocreactivity.com) “Creative technology and artistic expressions” Piaggio Museum Pontedera (PI). (November 2014).
  • Girona (Spain) – International Augmented Med Project – Spanish Festival – Interaction design and generative art experiments with kinect V2 and processing sketches. (1-2-3 October 2014).
  • Académie des Beaux-Arts de Tournai (Belgique) – Créativité Technologique et Expressions Artistiques – Workshop (held in french) – (24-26 Septembre 2014)
  • Creator and co-author of European Project Creative Europe “ViSet” Virtual stage designer Partner : Italy, England, Serbia. Spain (approved in August 2014)
  • Workshop “Architectural Interactive Video Mapping and Virtual Scenography”
    Academy of Fine Arts – Verona (May 2014)
  • Video mapping and interaction design demos – IAM European Project meeting – International Festival of Byblos – LEBANON (July 2013)
  • Seminar “New technology for art and musical expressions” XXX FuoriFestival ,  exhibition of video art and new cultural trends held in conjunction with the “International Festival of New Cinema” of Pesaro. (June 2013) (June 2013)
  • Workshop (English, 4 days)  “Architectural Mapping & Interaction Design”  part of the project EU International Augmented Med – Bibliotheca Alexandrina – EGYPT  (June 2013)
  • Seminar “New technology for art and musical expressions”- Academy of Fine Arts – Verona (May 2013)
  • Workshop ” Interaction & Media Design”  25 h – Academy of Fine Arts Albertina – Turin (May 2013)
  • Workshop “Practical Video mapping for performer, visual artist and set designer, Generative Art & Motion Tracking with the kinect”   Giallo Mare Theatre – Empoli (FI)  9-10 of Febr. 2013
  • Seminar “New technology for art and musical expressions”  BoomArtFestival – Torre del Lago (LU)  1-2 of September 2012
  • Festival Between 2012 – Academy of Fine Arts Albertina – Turin: professional  partnership (videomapping, motion tracking, generative art)  Turin 5-6 of June 2012
  • Conference “Architettura degli spazi pubblici nelle Smart Cities” at Architecture and Design dept of Polytechnic of Turin within the Architecture Festival – organized from Association of Architecs – Turin – May 2012
  • Workshop  Videomapping: interaction e & media design for art expressions”,  Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (School of new technologies for art) : (Milan 3-4 May 2012)
  • Laboratory lessons to DAMS (Performing Art Dept. at Genoa University) within the academic course  “Nuove forme dello Spettacolo Multimediale” held by  Anna Monteverdi.  (April 2012)
  • Creator and co-author of European Project  ENPI CBC Med “Multimedia and interactive technologies for the promotion of cultural and natural heritage”(2011-2012) (approved in July 2012) and other EU project (Cultural e New Technologies)
  • Seminar “Architectural projection mapping in Theatre and motion capture with the kinect” – Valle Occupato Theatre  – Rome – April 2012
  • Seminar “The Video Mapping”  at Academy of Fine arts di Brera (School of new technologies for art)  – Milan – May 2011
  • Publication (http://www.ateatro.org/mostranotizie2.asp?num=137&ord=31) on L’arte della superficie “From video mapping to the interaction design for the theatre”  2011
  • Conception and realisation of “The Skeleton” – an animated 3D short movie.  2011
  • Professional collaborations with artists for live interactive performances.  2010 – 2011

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Graphics -Video: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effect, Flash
Creative Coding, Vj: Resolume, Processing, vvvv, Max-Msp, Isadora, Irmapio
Sound: Audacity, Audition
3D Modeling & Animation: Cinema 4D
Web Design: HTML5, CSS, PHP, MySql, Java - Wordpress
Office Automation: Suite Office Microsoft e OpenOffice
Hardware - protocol: kinectV2, arduino - Midi, Osc

LANGUAGES

Italian

Mother toungue

English
French

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