ARTIST * FRANCESCA BONCI* ITALY
Visual Artist, Vj, Designer.
I make Glitchy and Emotional Visuals and Videos.
Mostly working with different types of music video projects, I create
emotional visuals, shaping sound into colors and light. I work on
experimental videos for individual songs, concept albums and
backgrounds for live performances, for this i attend various european
art& music festival.
I also make Illustrations, graphics, art objects and design related to
music, being able to create a concept for merchandising and
personalized art objects.
What is your inspirational source?
I’m not inspired by anyone in particular, but I like many things, that
unconsciously go to form my background, that then someone find in the things I
do. I love the video art of the Fluxus movement. An avant-garde artistic
movement of the 60s-70s made up of composers and visual artists, who mixed
many artistic disciplines, respecting their specifications, through the use of
technological means. A natural evolution of John Cage's happening. The live
performances were the result of this union, a show very similar to the live
musical performance with visual I doing. I feel very close to that artistic concept
and certainly if I had been present at that time I would have been part of it! Then
I love typographic design, cyberpunk visions, Philip K. Dick, electronic music.
What are the most meaningful topics you try to represent in your work?
Working mainly with bands and musical projects, I often associate myself with
the topics of their concepts and try to insert myself within them.
Even when I work for an event, I just bring my style on topic. My work maybe has
an aesthetic value than conceptual in general. When i do some personal project,
then i insert some distopic, ecologic and social visions.
How did you find your own style to create your film work?
I don't know, my style is certainly quite recognizable and personal, but I don't
really know how it was formed. Placing the instinct and the emotion behind it, I
think it came out quite naturally and is definitely a projection of my personal
experiences. Surely in these years it has evolved in concomitance with my
cultural and intellectual enrichment. Maybe I read a new book and I find some
ideas, or I know new tools and I try to insert on my work. The places where I
lived, the emotions I felt. All this probably that created style.
How much does technology influence your work?.
Technology as a great tool. First of all I started to make my work abroad more
and more known, thanks to the increasing development of the internet and social
networks. On my artwork i use digital and analogic instruments at same. Depend
by work i have to do. As concept also, because I am very interested in certain
technological and futuristic visions and aesthetics.
What do you think are the most challenging steps to create your work?
Collaborating with many people from countries, ages and projects completely
different from each other, perhaps the initial stages, where it is necessary that
things are always clear to all, without harming the freedom and opinions of
anyone. Often this is done in different languages and in a virtual way, for obvious
reasons. But I've never had any problems about it. I have always felt good and
almost never had misunderstandings. There is always so much respect and trust
between me and the people I work with.
What are the festivals that you feel most proud of having been selected orawarded and why?
I am proud of every event I have had the pleasure of attending.
Each of them, even very different from each other - music festivals, art and
science festivals, exhibitions, film festivals - was important and constructive.
Each time I grow as an artist and as a person.