Lorenzo Bacci (1989) and Flavio Moriniello (1986) have been working as an artistic duo since 2019. They both achieved a Master’s degree in Photography and Visual Design from NABA in Milan, after respectively completing a BA in Economics and an MSc in Physics. Currently, Moriniello is pursuing a PhD in AI at UPV in Valencia.
Bacci and Moriniello employ a multidisciplinary approach in their research, with a specific focus on examining the intricate relationship between humans and technology.
They delve deep into understanding how the latter is actively reshaping and altering our perception of reality. Moreover, they extend their investigation beyond the edges of current circumstances in order to envision near future scenarios.
Their work is both in public and private collections such as: MUFOCO (Milan) and Centre Claude Cahun pour la photographie contemporaine (Nantes)
2023, Premio Francesco Fabbri for contemporary art, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo
2023, L’Italia è un desiderio. Fotografie, Paesaggi e visioni | 1848-2022, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
2023, Brave New World, Edicola Radetzky, Milan
2023, Les journèes de la photo, Maison Europe, Nantes
2021, REFOCUS. Archivio visivo della pandemia, Triennale di Milano, Milan
2021, Bazar, Walk in studio, Federica di Carlo Studio, Milan
2020, Cronos : A matter of time, Ravenna
2020, Barriers, X-Contemporary, Milan
2018, Abitanti, La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2018, Developing Cities, Young Talents, SuperStudio, Milan
2017, Premio Francesco Fabbri for contemporary art, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo
2017, Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2017, AltriLavori, Fondazione Feltrinelli, Milan
2017, Vang, Kulturcentrum Art Gallery, Ronneby, Sweden
Grants and Awards
2023, Premio Francesco Fabbri for contemporary art, Villa Brandolini // Shortlisted
2023, Charta book Award, Charta Festival, Rome // Shortlisted – Thermodynamics of a singularity| Dummy
2023, Artphilein Photobook Contest, Switzerland // longlisted – Brave New World
2020, Refocus, MiBact, Mufoco and Triennale di Milano, Milan// Winner
2018, Un’opera per il Castello, Castel Sant’ Elmo, Naples // Shortlisted
2017, Premio Francesco Fabbri for contemporary art, Villa Brandolini // Shortlisted
2017, Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland // Selected
2017, Abitare, MiBact, MUFOCO and Triennale di Milano, Milan // Winner
2023, Brave New World or the oxymoron in the virtual reality driven by AI, published on C41 Magazine Issue 14 – New Fiction
2022, The revolution will not be going live, Fotonica Diary
2022, Thermodynamics of a singularity, Self published
2021, Almanac of suspension. Archivio visivo della pandemia, published by Witty Books
2022, Artist in residence program, FOTONICA, Rome
2016, Artist in residence program, workshop with Stefano Graziani, Bjorn Nilsson and Sabina Jallow, Vang, Sweden
2023, Machine Aesthetics, LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti), Brescia
2023, Bacci Moriniello + Fotonica Diary, Introduction to The revolution will not be going live, Maison Europe Nantes
2021, Tavola Rotonda, Immaginari visivi della Pandemia, Università di Pavia
2020, Refocus, Mufoco and Triennale di Milano
2018, #02 Abitare reale abitare virtuale, BASE and Triennale di Milano
Information overload refers to a phenomenon that occurs when the amount of inputs received by a system exceeds its processing capacity, thus generating serious problems during the decision-making process.
From July 14, 2016, vans and trucks become a recurrent device used by terrorists to cross the invisible security barrier of many European countries, and WhatsApp one of the main means employed to plan attacks.
Faults within the national intelligence services’ security system are due to the lack of human resources dedicated to decoding an incalculable number of information.
Starting from these assumptions the work try to bring into focus the countless available but non-controllable information and uses WhatsApp as the primary means of communication for building an image which is difficult to decipher. The result obtained from the overlapping conversations (extracted from newspapers such as The Guardian, New York Times, El Pais, Le Monde among the others) created by the author makes unreadable the content of the message, which becomes an encrypted object.
It focuses the attention on the necessary investigation of our contemporary, on the speed with which we receive information inputs that we struggle to understand and manage, furthermore on the trustworthiness of the sought information.
Premio Francesco Fabbri for contemporary art, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo, 2017