WARSHADFILM is a duo made up of Tiziano Doria and Samira Guadagnuolo.
Warshad means “laboratory” and their work stems from applications of analogical photography on 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and large format film.
Most of the work happens in the darkroom and is as deeply associated to the quality of the materials used as it is to the pursuit of reappropriation of the production process, from shooting to final production.
The method is intrinsically entwined with the exploration of forms and language to develop- with the minimal use of instrumentation and its technical potential- a conceptual and poetic equivalent.
The mutuality of images and words also has great consequence as does the study of isomorphic visuals and language.
There are recurring themes: the sun-drenched south, evocative of an intense and symbolic truth - be it the south of their Italian homeland or the farther and more exotic south, both landscapes of cultural inception- and, by extension, setting of our collective youth.
They have made several installations, short films, photographic series, also working with photographic and film archives.
Their short film, “Incompiuta”, shot in Basilicata, was shortlisted, among others, at Locarno Film Festival and Torino Film Festival.