"Building-like ferries cross a busy lagoon whose inhabitants are countless birds and gondoliers. A changing scenery is created by the moving interweaving of the buildings, while the water covers and uncovers the majesty of art and of farce.
Time is as slow as the tide; it’s moss that grows on the city’s roots."
Venice is part of an ongoing project on journeys to cities, titled "Travel Notebooks".
So far it consists of a series of animated videos and prints of ten cities: Perugia, Amsterdam, Beijing, Taranto, Prague, Barcelona, Venice, Kardzhali, Bilbao and Marseilles.
Many different aspect of the cities are shown, in a continuous flow that also represents traveller's emotional and cognitive experiences.
A large digital collage is made for the printed version of the project, with details from photos collected during the journey. The collage is later reduced to a resolution suitable for a video and is then produced in an animated version.
So it is not the city itself that is represented but the image of the city that the traveller remembers. These details are like notes written in a notebook that stay in the traveller's memory.
The animation attempts to bring together not only the impressions and suggestions experienced, but also the traveller's different points of view. The traveller first concentrates on one detail and then on another one, as though with a sort of selective focus that takes place at the same times, where the prospective is not provided by scientific parameters but by the emotions experienced observing and discovering the cities.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:
2018 - ”Cinematica Festival - In viaggio” – Sala Box, Mole Vanvitelliana – Ancona, Italy
2018 - “21st Traverse Vidéo” - Video Art Festival – “Vidéos Nomades” - Goethe-Institut - Toulose, France - In Competition
2018 - “Artbox Project New York 1.0” - Armory Art Weeks New York, The Stricoff Gallery - U.S.A. - Finalist
2018 - “Roma Artrooms Fairs” - International Contemporary Art Fair For Independent Artists – The Church Palace – Rome, Italy – In Competition
2017 - “FASE – Encuentro De Arte, Ciencia Y Tecnologia “ - Video selection from “Play Semana de Video Arte - 6th Edition” - Centro Cultural Recoleta – Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 - “Klex 2017 – Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival” - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2017 - “Contemporary Visions – Videoart in Loop” - Biannual video art review curated by Roberto Ronca – Worldwide
2017 - “Travel Film Fest” – Lymassol, Cyprus - Finalist
2017 - “Play Semana de Videoarte” - Centro Cultural Universitario de la UNNE – Corrientes, Argentina –
2017 - “Finisterra Arràbida Film Art & Tourism Festival” – Sesimbra, Portugal - 3rd Prize Places in History Tourism Film
2017 - “Art 360°” - Artsevilla 16 – Retrospectiva – Universidad Loyola Andalucia, Sevilla, Spain
2016/2017 - “Video Raymi”- International Video Art Exhibition – Casa della Cultura, Cusco – Casa del Jabberwocky, Cusco, Perù
2016 - “Le Stanze Dei Frammenti” - XII Giornata del Contemporaneo – Video Art Review - Museo MARCA, Catanzaro, Italy
2016 - “FILE - Electronic Language International Festival” – Centro Cultural FIESP - Sao Paulo, Brazil
2016 - “Video Concorso Pasinetti” - “Premio Maurizio Cosua” – Venezia, Italy - In Competition
2016 - “15th Festival Internacional de la Imagen” – Event of electronic arts and digital culture organized by the Visual Design Department - Universidad de Caldas - Manizales, Colombia - In Competition
2016 - “Prix Video Formes 2016” – 30è Festival International d'arts Numeriques - Maison de la Culture - Clermont-Ferrand Ferrand, France – In Competition
2016 - ”Danube Videoart Festival” – Stadkino Grein, Austria
2015 - “Festival Internazionale di VideoArte di Viareggio” – Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Lorenzo Viani - Viareggio, Italy
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