Riccardo Benassi, italian visual artist based in Berlin. Operating within a range of international contexts, he uses his role as artist, writer, performer, musician, professor, and designer to produce works aimed at creating new situations. Moving between visual and sound research he creates videos, environments, installations and performances that celebrate and investigate the technological dysfunction and the semantic and associative short-circuit. He uses architecture as an imaginative tool, turning it into a social metronome aimed at defining the imperceptible erosion of events caused by history. Recent exhibitions include: the project Techno Casa (Live Arts Week/ Gianni Peng II, Bologna 2013; Art Fall 13, Ferrara 2013; Marsèlleria, Milano 2014), the solo shows Attimi Fondamentali with Piero Frassinelli/Superstudio (Museo Marino Marini, Florence 2011), 1982 (Macro, Rome 2010), Autostrada Verticale (PAC, Ferrara 2009). Recent group exhibitions: La Scrittura degli Echi (MAXXI Rome 2015), Glitch (PAC Milan 2014), Diamanti (Careof Milano 2014). He has been one of the agitators of the underground experimental music scene between Bologna and Berlin. In 2004, together with Valerio Tricoli, he initiated Phonorama, a collaborative project of live electronics, and in 2006 he founded with Claudio Rocchetti the audio-visual duo OLYVETTY. Published works include Letters from the Passenger Seat with No One at the Wheel (Mousse Publishing 2010), Briefly, Ballare (Danilo Montanari 2012), Attimi Fondamentali (Mousse Publishing 2013) and Techno Casa (Errant Bodies 2015).