I’m Alex Zampini. I’m a Berlin-based freelance artist, and I create sounds and images on my own or in collaboration with other human beings from different social and cultural ecosystems.
My focus lies on improvisation, especially on the relationship between body, sound and image and as both sound and visual artist I collaborate with dancers, performance artists, therapists and teachers around the world.
I consider art a powerful self-knowledge tool, where I can question aspects of reality and get into a process. My projects are indeed long term process-oriented containers.
As a musician I perform multi-instrumental sonic sculptures, supported by a liquid set of instruments and props. Using silence as a premise, my approach to sound is spacial and multidirectional, nourished by the surroundings which feed and inspire the music and vice-versa.
As a visual artist I see myself resolving an image from a precondition of chaos, rather than composing it beforehand. Despite such a creative methodology is mainly based on removal, framing and selection and it appears to be opposite to my approach to soundmaking , they both share a common quality of presence and intuitivity.
As an activist I see myself fascinated and deeply concerned about social and political issues, witnessing year by year my growing wish for using arts as a mean to enpower the oppressed, facilitating emancipation processes, holding spaces for personal and collective transformation and raising environmental awareness.
above: an image from the Rroots Project (Bolivia, 2015)