[ISEA2009] Artists Statement: Candida TV (Antonio Veneziano & Agnese Trocchi) – Rebuilding the Chronovisor, 2009

Artists Statement

Internet, video, mixed media

“The chronovisor was portrayed as a large cabinet with a normal cathode ray tube for viewing the received events and a series of buttons, levers, and other controls for selecting the time and the location to be viewed. It worked by receiving, decoding and reproducing the electromagnetic radiation left behind from past events…”       _en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronovisor

The Chronovisor was invented in the 1940s by an Italian Priest, Father Pellegrino Ernetti, with the help of a group of twelve world famous scientists. After Ernetti’s death, the Chronovisor was never found. The French Theologian Francoise Brune reckons that the machine has been sized and hidden by the Vatican, itself


  • Antonio Veneziano & Agnese Trocchi (Rome, Italy)  have been active since 1998 in the field of videomaking and video installation.

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