The animated audiovisual video Hot Boy is part of Manuel Tozzi’s collaboration with Samuel Baum and can be seen as their animation debut. The auditory and visual elements were created simultaneously in the class “music video & visual music” during their 4th semester at Animation University, Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule and are inspired by Tozzi’s thesis: “Glitch aesthetics as a product of irritability in a digital society”. The dramaturgy and rhythm of the audiovisual arrangement is based on a graphic score. The video can be described as a flickering, dreamish and humorous experience, where isolation and uniqueness meets the infinite patterns of a technological future.
Manuel Tozzi is a media artist (born in 1994 in Salzburg, Austria) currently living and working in Berlin. He works in the fields of digital animation, video installation, artistic research and audiovisual performance. His work takes inspiration from historical documents, video game aesthetics & literature. For the video U20Y24, Tozzi collaborated with the Berlin based Studio UY. The work has been exhibited at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in 2019. The multichannel video installation Solaris (2018) has been premiered at the Tech Open Air Conference in Berlin. In 2014 Tozzi was been awarded a Youth Innovative Award.