Valentina Ferrandes


FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Anima+
Electronic Language International Festival

“Victory” is a computational exploration of the Hellenistic sculpture “Nike of Samothrace”. The classical masterpiece is decomposed and reconstructed using an algorithmic 3D model analysis. The extrusions are generated by a custom software patch. The 3D polygonal structure is analyzed and re-meshed according to various parameters. Motion is never entirely predictable. Through a process of dynamic deconstruction and the shifting lens of digital technology, Victory offers a new experience of an iconic masterpiece.

Valentina Ferrandes is an experimental videomaker and an experience designer from southern Italy. Interweaving text, sound and documentary footage, with a tech driven approach to image-making, her experimental media works explore issues of displacement as related to geography, landscape and architecture.
Her works were screened internationally in festivals such as Visions du Reel, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, DokuFest Kosovo, Cairo Video Festival, Rencontres Internationales, Alchemy Moving Image Festival, MACRO Rome, 5th Moskow Biennale, Bardo National Museum, Cinesonika.