Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN uses found or decontextualized analogue devices to investigate the connections between light and sound in the form of contemplative installations and performances.

He repurposes and modifies tools from our analogue past: oscilloscopes, early game consoles, analogue video mixers, and lasers. He is attracted to their intrinsic limitations and strong ‘personalities’: fluid beam movement, vivid colors, infinite resolution, absence of frame rate, and line aesthetics.

He graduated in Nuclear Physics at the University of Trieste, completed the master in Art Science with Jean Claude Risset, a PhD degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and graduated at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. He has assisted Alvin Lucier, David Behrman, Nicholas Collins and Trevor Wishart.

His works have been presented at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, Amsterdam Dance Event, Venice Biennale, New York Computer Music Festival, Bozar Bruxelles, BOA Biennale Porto, Rewire Festival Den Haag, Glasgow Contemporary Art Center, Dom Moskow, Seoul International Music Festival, to mention a few.

Photo by Erin McKinney