The Film Installation "State of the Art" was a commission for the Silent at Heart project.
It was exhibited in a high profile exhibition at the Air Gallery, London in 2007, where the works created by the sixth formers involved in the project and the the other commissioned works formed the main showcase of the projects outcomes: films, artworks, posters, photographs, sculptures, textiles.
Mauricio Vincenzi in this piece explores further the poetic beauty of the visual hypnotism created by advanced imaging technology juxtaposed to super 8 footage, old photographs and antique liber herbalis. Another of his film pieces for the Silent at Heart Project can be seen here: vimeo.com/77865179.
The Silent at Heart project was developed by promoting an active collaborations with professional artists and health professionals with a group of young people (Art, Design and Media Year 12 students) who were being tested for SCD. Through this engagement these youngsters then went to produce a truly breathtaking set of artworks and films focusing especially on their personal response to the diagnosis process and the impacts such tragedies bring.
Silent at Heart was funded by an award from the Wellcome Trust and developed in collaboration with CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Silent at Heart project's objective was to use art to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) amongst young people and primary care professionals using an innovative approach.