Antonio Veneziano, Agnese Trocchi: Rebuilding the Chronovisor

  • ©, Antonio Veneziano and Agnese Trocchi, Rebuilding the Chronovisor


    Rebuilding the Chronovisor

Artist(s) and People Involved:




    Internet, video, mixed media

Artist Statement:

    “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…”

    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.

    Today the Chronovisor has began to function autonomously again. It navigates the Internet to receive and decode fluxes of fear, the basic human emotion that spread from the unknown but that it’s also used to create consensus and social control. The new Chronovisor triggers the digital present. It intercepts packets of fear left behind by people online and reproduces their angst