Alla Ricerca dell'appartenenza : Un Viaggio Cinematografico
Live Audio-Visual Peformance by Julie Meitz
IO Project, Macchiagodena, Italy
UPDATE 10/2009: I wrote a paper about this project (full performance, not just excerpts):
A cinematic exploration about family, immigration and a sense of belonging; a voyage into Neo-Realism & Post-Realism.
The performance is based on parts of a picture book called, “The Arrival” by Shaun Tan shauntan.net/books.html. It is an audio-visual intertwining of related subjects from various feature films, documentaries, image loops and music/dialogue (Italian, French and American). It also includes some photos and video of people from Macchiagodena & the Molise region.
This is my first attempt at a live AV performance. The application I used is called Resolume Avenue 3.1.0.
As I state in the opening of this video, my performance suffered by not having enough time to prepare such an ambitious idea (38 minutes perf.!) and for not knowing the application well enough. But it was indeed a learning experience and I will continue to explore AV :-)