Eleonora Oreggia is a media artist, performer and composer known in the digital world as xname. She was born and raised in Milan and has been based in Bologna, Amsterdam and London. Her performances and interactive installations use light, sound, dust and electromagnetic fields, often involving coding (open source) software and designing bespoke sensor-driven synthesisers. Her music features elements of techno, ambient drone and industrial. In 2013 she has been selected by the Barbican to represent the artist Marcel Duchamp in the digital era. Her artworks, consisting of audiovisual pieces, software, sculptures, interactive installations and live performances, have received several prizes and awards and have been consistently shown in institutes, museums, galleries and festivals over Europe, UK, Asia and America – and over the Net. A Design alumna from renown Dutch post-academic institute Jan van Eyck Academie, Eleonora has also obtained an MPhil in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, a PhD in Media & Arts Technology from Queen Mary University of London, and a Laurea (summa cum Laude) in DAMS (Drama, Art and Music Studies) from University of Bologna, IT. She is the founder of Nebularosa Records – a label promoting music and musicians who challenge established production practice.
- Armin Medosch. The computer lets us rediscover imaginative power. Interview with Eleonora Oreggia. June 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20071115000724/http://theoriebild.ung.at//view/Main/InterviewEleonora