30 December | 20:00

Giovanni Verga / Metroscan / Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt #402

  • Doors: 19:30
  • Start time: 20:00
  • Entrance: 5-10 € (up to your offer)

Giovanni Verga-Recycled Sounds
A narrative piece based on live manipulation of sound collection from recent works and field recordings.

METROSCAN is a futuristic audiovisual work dealing with the subject of the megapolis, its informational speed, multipolarity and other post-urbanist vectors. 

Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt - Ruins Rider 
Ruins Rider: Filmed in the lost territories of the Balkans, RUINS RIDER portrays the secret ruins that triggered trances over the past centuries. Using an array of hypnotic pulsating flickers, filmmaker Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt conceived an explosive kinetic experience. Accompanied by a powerful soundtrack by Marc Hurtado of the cult project Étant Donnés, RUINS RIDER is a visceral experience of hypnagogic archeology and raw energy.

Giovanni Verga, born in Palermo in 1976, is active in the electronic and improvisational sound art scene. Nowadays based in Berlin, where he collaborates with many improvisors from the German scene and composes soundtracks for documentaries, theatre pieces and video installations. He runs several projects as sound artist, composer and producer: Giovanni Verga solo, CUPIS (with Gianni Gebbia), Spleen (with sam Rouanet) and Monstruo (with Kevin Ryan).


METROSCAN is a futuristic audiovisual work dealing with the subject of the megapolis, its informational speed, multipolarity and other post-urbanist vectors. The title Metroscan and the idea behind it are based on the multifaceted origin of the word“metro” (In Ancient Greek metron stands for measure). It is connected to metropolis, concepts of measuring, movement and transportation. “All of those concepts are “scanned” into highly concentrated sounds and visuals - a certain compressed informational avalanche of a large city, which through the means of digital technologies is melted into a purified, fluctuating aesthetic experience”

The sound of this piece is using a very broad scale of frequencies and often balances between experimental and pulsating. Line and point are principal basic elements, reflected in both the sound and the visuals. The latter are based on the conversion of the data of current sound into an image that is restored in realtime. It is characteristic of very fast change of elements, lush images and unpredictability. This project, named by creators as work in progress, was performed live more than 20 times in various countries of Europe, America and Asia.

Review from cultural weekly newspaper „North Athens“ (2017 11 19):
 “With the conceptual title and synchronized parallels of visual and sound matrixes the duo managed to express the mythologies of contemporary urbanism and its countless transformations in the stream of multipolar digital aesthetics flow“.


Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt is a Canadian artist and filmmaker. His work explore ancestral ruins at the borders of known worlds. His films and video have been presented at the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kiev Foundation for Contemporary Art, Fylkingen, Wro Art Center, St-Petersburg State University, Slovenska Kinoteka, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow Studio of Individual Directing MIR and many international festivals and museums. https://vimeo.com/user38610478