Francesco Lo Castro
Miami, FL & NYC
Fairgrounds St. Pete Project
Myriad Loops, Mixed media, 3D animation and sound
Artwork & Sound by Francesco Lo Castro
Animation by Ricardo Agudelo
Francesco Lo Castro has created an immersive installation that transports visitors to the Fairgrounds St. Pete universe. Myriad Loops features 360-degree projection-mapped animation based on Francesco’s unique style of artwork as well as a soundtrack he composed. Based on the storied phenomenon of hurricanes, Francesco’s goal was to place the viewer in the eye of a storm, to be carried away into an abstract vortex of geometry and light.
Francesco’s work examines the underlying nodes that make up physical reality through the use of historically grounding visual elements, reminiscent of Italian Futurism, 1980’s analog computer graphics, post-restoration Art Deco color palettes, Op Art and Finish Fetish. At its center lies a drive to recollect and arrest memories, marked by displacement and loss, as well as a future-forward aesthetic that dares to question the boundaries of biology and technology, the physical and the virtual, charting a holistic, common space within the increasingly fluid perimeters that are shaping contemporary culture.