Sandro Canavezzi studied architecture and urbanism, and worked as an architect in Brasil. When he became curious about in new media
interfaces embedded in urban settings, he conceived Synthetic Park in São Paulo, a cultural centre centrally located and connected to other parks in the world in an effort to share live events.
From 1997 to 2000, he took part in the IO_Dencies project
organized by the group Knowbotic Research, for which he would set up a database for São Paulo
(texts, images, sounds) conveying the urban experience. The
processing of this information by technologies developed by Knowbotic
Research enabled force fields between the different data to be
visualized thanks to experimental interfaces. This project's goals were
to facilitate involvement via the network and to offer tools for
rethinking urban space.
During a residency at the Podewil contemporary art
centre in Berlin, he started programming, and he
collaborated with Ulrike Gabriel of Codelab-Berlin, a group interested
in creating software and hardware within projects that view programming
as an artistic material. During his residency, he put together M(n)EMO,
a prototype of a physical interface based on his ideas about
[based on the bio at Fondation Langlois.]
Canavezzi presented VOID: a stereo endoscopy into a black-box during V2_'s 2005 exhibition Splendid Immersion.