Matteo Zamagni's practice encompasses visual arts, multimedia installations, film production, and electronic music. Combining these unique yet interlinked contemporary technologies with oracular themes, Zamagni reflects on the environmental, economic, and social turbulence of today.
Zamagni’s practice offers a holistic commentary on the correlations between disaster capitalism and the Earth's ecosystems. Using analytical geoscientific tools, VR/AR/MR, real-time generative imaging, world-building, photogrammetry, physics simulations, and CGI techniques, his artworks simulate and combine elemental natural forms with immersive media. This has included procedurally generated fractals, local reconstructions of existing terrain via LiDAR point clouds, and macro-scale aerial views of the earth. The resulting works are often stacked composites of recurring patterns in tangible and notional structures, depicting a complex continuum of local-global phenomena (from densely overpopulated spaces to climatological models).
Zamagni creates accessible, interactive entry-points for participants, who in turn, embody the artist's exploration of the entanglements of critical-gaze, agency, human-machine perception, tracking the evolution of post-anthropocentric consciousness fostered by an entangled technosphere and biosphere. While Zamagni’s multimedia artworks create accessible and sometimes interactive entry points into thinking through complex and essential issues, his music production project Seven Orbits provides a further platform for the playful experimentation with audio-visual experiences. Immersive audio-visual live sets and a recent EP released with the Shanghai-based SVBKVLT label make use of a broad palette of post-club stimuli that play with and confound audience perception. An experimental form of experience-hacking and inducing altered states that reflect the vertigo of Zamagni’s machine-vision driven visual art.