Alberto Novello (a.k.a. JesterN)'s work is directed towards the creation of new-media architectures, on the technological limit between instability and error, failure and expression. In the last years he's been working with found or decontextualized analog devices to investigate the connections between light and sound. He repurposes and modifies tools from our analog past: oscilloscopes, early game consoles, analog video mixers, lasers. He is attracted to their intrinsic limitations and strong "personalities": fluid beam movement, vivid colors, infinite resolution, absence of frame rate and line aesthetics. This is a useful excuse for a retrospective on technologization: what "old" means, and what value the "new" really adds. He exposes the public to the aesthetic differences between digital and analog to reflect on the sociopolitical impact of technology.
His works have been presented at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Amsterdam Dance Event, Venice Biennale, New York Computer Music Festival, Bozar Bruxelles, BOA Biennale Porto, Rewire Festival Den Haag, Glasgow Contemporary Art Center, Dom Moskow, Seoul International Music Festival, to mention a few. He holds two Master degrees: in Nuclear Physics and Electronic Music, and a Phd in Sound Perception. He is a recipient of the Excellence Awards 2020 at the 5th Shanghai Digital Creation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition - New Media Art Section. Currently teacher of Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Padua.