Rudi Punzo designs kinetic-interactive assemblages that are transformed into a multi-sensory experience by combining sculpture, sound, projection and performance. Discarded materials and recycled objects are brought to life and saved from oblivion by renewable energies, especially solar energy in a never-ending work in progress begun over twenty years ago. The sculptural elements are constantly transformed and expanded through interaction, through their own kinetic energy and through amplification and sampling of the sounds produced by these elements. As if through a photovoltaic-controlled, analog synthesizer, the white noise of the happily released electrons is visually and acoustically experienced in unpredictable and unrepeatable moments. This hybridization of art, nature and technology creates a new kind of symphonies of free form, in which every element, the light and the conducting hands of the artist contribute to the hypnotic alchemy of these wondrous visual-acoustic compositions and merge with each other.
The Sound of Matter and the Matter of Sound
Previous presentations have taken the artist to experimental music festivals such as ELECTRO-MECHANICA/Russia, FAD/Brazil, roBots/Italy, Lacking Sound and Center for Art and Technology/Taiwan, Resonate/Serbia, Harvestworks and Transcultural Exchange Conferences/USA.