video, 5 minutes
Ave Machina: Instant Before Incident uses what he calls a “meta-futuristic approach.” The video is an intricately edited collage of images. Using visual tricks taken from early experimental film syntax, Buvoli intercuts straight photography, superimposed hand-drawn animation, archival footage and interviews with the art historian Christine Poggi and cultural historian Jeffrey Schnapp as they discuss Futurism’s birth in relation to the desire for exhilaration, speed and projection both physical and psychological.
Buvoli, who works in a variety of media, created a single-channel video for this exhibition. Luca Buvoli attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Italy where he received his BFA in Painting. He then received his MA in Studio Art at the State University of New York and his MFA in Studio Arts from the School of Visual Arts. He works with animated film and video, installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, and artist's books to explore the concept of Superheroes in flight. He is known for an ongoing series of handmade comic books that are at once willfully casual, intricately constructed and visually dazzling. He also makes sculpture from everyday materials such as wire, tubing, bits of plastic bags and colored foil.