For two more weeks, Francesco Clemente’s sprawling six-tent installation, “Encampment,” fills MASS MoCA’s 30,000-square-foot gallery—the institution’s largest. Conceived as a three-dimensional realization of the acclaimed painter’s practice, each tent encompasses viewers with a mystical cast of symbols and characters that draw from Clemente’s itinerant life.
As the exhibition readies to travel around the world, watch it come to life through the lens of Clemente’s daughter, Chiara, a celebrated filmmaker. Set to a haunting original score by the Kronos Quartet, the film follows the artist as he assembles the ornate tents, then enters them.
Director: Chiara Clemente
Producer: Tanya Selvaratnam
DP: Shane Sigler and Chiara Clemente
Editing: Antonio Sanchez
Color: Gabriele Turchi
Music: Kronos Quartet
Production: Di San Luca Films