Sergio Messina

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Sergio Messina
Sergio Messina (2006)

Sergio Messina (September 18, 1959) is an Italian musician, radio maker, writer, teacher and artist.

In 1989 his no copyright, self distributed song Radiogladio got him international attention. Subsequently he produced Curre curre guaglio', 99 Posse's debut album, and then his own La Vendetta del Mulino Bianco. As a remixer he's worked with many Italian musicians, including Avion Travel, Casino Royale and Elio e le Storie Tese. His Radio art works have been produced and broadcast by many stations worldwide since the late 80es, including the Italian RAI and the Austrian ORF. Since 1996 Messina has a page on the underground music magazine Rumore, and since 2003 he's a columnist for the Italian edition of Rolling Stone magazine, where writes about alternative sexualities. He coordinates the Sound Design course at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milano, where he also teaches History of Pop Culture. Since 2000 he's researching on Realcore (his own term), digital amateur pornography freely distributed online; he presents this research in a live show entitled Realcore: the digital porno revolution. Mark Dery wrote in 2006: "Messina, 47, is the Margaret Mead of alt sex on the Internet." In 2009 he was visiting artist and full faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2010 his book Real Sex: il porno alternativo è il nuovo Rock'n'roll was published by Tunuè in Italy.


VV AA, C'lick Me – A Netporn Studies Reader, edited by Katrien Jacobs, Matteo Pasquinelli, Marije Jannsen, Institute of Network Cultures, 2007, ISBN 978-90-78146-03-2.

VV AA, RE-INVENTING RADIO – Aspects of radio as art, edited by Heidi Grundmann, Elisabeth Zimmermann, Reinhard Braun, Dieter Daniels, Andreas Hirsch, Anne Thurmann-Jajes, Revolver books, 2008, ISBN 978-3-86588-453-4

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