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1985

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orbital city

Città orbitale
Digital animation
6 min. 23 sec.
Stereo
Color, 256 x 192
1985

Musical timbres: Riccardo Sinigaglia
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Città orbitale is made up of eight sections, lasting 55, 34, 89, 55, 34, 55, 21 and 34 seconds respectively. All these numbers belong to the Fibonacci’s sequence.

In addition, the visual events in Città orbitale — such as the appearance of a point, a line, or a shape — always take place in points that belong to the golden rectangles inscribed within the golden rectangle defined by the frame.

This work is about a journey towards a hypothetical hologram in deep space. The essential figurative style borders on the abstract. It was made with a Yamaha CX5MII computer, which was chosen for its unique audiovisual capabilities.

Città orbitale was presented at the Camerino Electronic Art Festival in 1985 in the form of an installation, in which, in addition to a monitor, there was also an icosahedron made with wooden strips and a hologram of the same object.
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