Bolts are atmospheric phenomenons occurring between two electrically charged bodies of opposite polarity whose equalization is impeded. The discharge neutralizes the misalignment resulting in an intense flash and a thunder, a sonic shock wave. Lightning captures us for their sudden draconian luminescence, as embodiments of an often traumatic, yet necessary and natural realignment. With the progressive stratification and rising complexity of existence, bolts from the blue appear physically and metaphorically more and more, striking us not only individually but also collectively. The unexpected is the catalyst of transformations. When facing a circumstance which is beyond our control, we dive into a temporary narrative vacuum. This interim moment encloses uncontaminated, infinite possibilities of regeneration. Bolt From The Blue is a series curated by Vittoria de Franchis featuring commissioned videos to artists working with different media, who are invited to reflect on the unexpected as a tool for adjustment and collective metamorphosis.