Francesco Mancori, also known as Ran Ancor, is a Berlin based italian media artist, mainly dedicated to light research and video experimentation. He studied philosophy of science (University of Rome) with a minor in computers, then started to work in between art and science. He has acquired a great experience in the field of video and multimedia and has worked for artists such as Bill Viola and Brian Eno. He has dedicated himself to electronic audiovisual live-set, vjing, light installations and wearable performances, algorithmic drawings and interactive computing. Most significant elements in his works are immateriality, movement and metamorphosis, visual fluxus, fusion with sound and space. In 2001 he founded eXtraLight Advanced Visuals, focusing on the light as substance through its expression in the form of light performances, visuals and installations. In his work, he uses custom-designed software and hardware, and is passionate about exploring and travelling in the incredible world of electromagnetic fields, from which he brings back images of geometries that are impossible to observe elsewhere.


Selected Festivals and Exhibitions:

Window interfaces, Liebig 12, Berlin 2021

Boom, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin 2020

New Technological Art Award (NTAA), Ghent 2019

Beirut Biennial for the image (BIB) 2019

Radical dB, Zaragoza 2018

Punto y Raya Festival, Wroclaw 2018

Madatac 09, Madrid 2018

Berlin Leuchtet, Lightfestival 2017

Dark Technology Dark Web, Berlin 2017

Transmediale/CTM Vorspiel, Berlin 2017

Behavioural Machines, Berlin 2016

Transmission Art Festival Athens – Karlsruhe 2016

Chaos Communication Congress – Hamburg 2015

British HCI Interactions Gallery – 2015

Transmediale/CTM Vorspiel, Berlin 2014

The Apophenia Trap, Berlin 2014

Pictoplasma, Berlin 2013

ADD, Arti digitali, MACRO, Roma 2011

VisualBerlin, Tresor, Berlin, 2010

Berlin Design Week, 2010

Reloaded music festival, Roma 2009

Blu, Tacheles, Berlin, 2009

Live Performers Meeting, Roma 2009

Electrofringe, Newcastle, Australia 2007

Moving Images festival, Vilnius 2007

Robot Festival Odensee, Danmark, 2006

Musica e Scienza, Goethe Institut Rom, 2005

Ibizagraphic, 2004

PEAM 04 electronic artists meeting, 2004

Dream House, Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna Roma, 2004

Feedback, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, 2003

Romaeuropafestival, 2003

Rephlex Braindance Invasion, 2002

Oscillazioni acustico visuali, Labirinth, Roma, 1997