We often call useless what we can’t understand.

Useless idea is a multidisciplinary project, focused on an alternative use of sound and image.

Music

My music exploring unpredictability, reconfigures a series of genres and setups, analog, digital and self-made instruments that produce contrasting soundscapes, bizarre as well as emotional.

The sound approached me to visual medias, inspiring to create an narrative image composed by a surreal context of strong impact, that enhancing the identity and the expressive force typical of underground culture.
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Inside the project

Useless idea is a multidisciplinary project, focused on an alternative use of sound and image, that looking for something different from the traditional context, and which aims at the perceptual impact trought an the discovery for the new, and the experimental use of the media.

We often call useless what we can’t understand, but it is what we do not understand that can intrigue us, pushing us beyond the surface of things, is this what you are looking for?

Cesare Bignotti, Useless Idea

Bio

Previous work Commissions have seen me collaborate with Fabrica, receive the first prize from the European JCE Biennial, Paris in 2010 and show my work in an array of prestigious museums, (e.g. Centro Pompidou, Paris - Triennale di Milano - Shanghai Museum of Art - Shidomenia Creative Center, Tokyo - Klaipeda Sala Lituania - Kunsthaus of Hamburg, Germany).

I Founded EVES, a music label specialised in new sounds. As a composer, I have published music on specialised labels e.g. WEME Records.

I worked for the IIT Robotics Department on music composition and audio-visual testing of new media in VR music interaction.

I’ve been a spokesman on the topic of digital art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce of Genoa and at the Festival of Science 2010.