Doping Thrower is an art installation devised and executed by Fabrica’s Cuban artist Erik Ravelo. The sculpture was inspired by the Discobolus (the discus thrower), the famous statue by Myron, from around 445 B.C., which is a symbol of the passion for the Olympic Games and of the cult of human physical perfection. The Doping Thrower is completely smothered in hundreds of multicolour capsules, phials and tablets and even a drip feed. It invites us to reflect on the habit of using and abusing drug-based substances and treatments to improve an athlete’s performance by artificial means. It should also be seen as a criticism of the anti-doping system which often, in the name of economic power, does fully not safeguard the health of athletes. This deviation from the concept of fair play is unsportsmanlike and dangerously widespread amongst young amateur or occasional athletes who take seriously health-threatening drugs despite having a perfectly healthy body.
Doping Thrower was exhibited at the Dray Walk Gallery in London from July 27th to August 6 th 2012.
This film, realized by Daniel Ferreira, follows all the stages for the production of the art installation.
Benetton Live Windows is an initiative by Fabrica, Benetton research centre on communication, conceived to create a new language between people and retail space. Thanks to a co-operative network among major educational and cultural institutions, it promotes young talented designers and publishes their works on the mediawalls of selected Benetton flagship stores all over the world.
Originally written by Federico Fellini as a film, Il Viaggio di Mastorna Detto Fernet was coined, ‘the most famous film never made’. Mystery surrounds Fellini’s decision to abandon the project immediately before production.
At 72 Fellini began collaborating with celebrated illustrator Milo Manara, and together they started to draw Fellini’s vision of the afterlife as a comic.
In this short meditative documentary by Fabrica film maker Chelsea McMullan, Milo Manara remembers their journey together into the hereafter.
See full version here, as Screened at Toronto International Film Festival: vimeo.com/32808527
A Film by Chelsea McMullan
Featuring Milo Manara
Creative Supervisor Ries Straver
Cinematographer Derek Howard
Edited by Pablo Pastor
Still Photographer Margo Ovcharenko, Gustavo Millon
Music Ted Bois
Production Designer Leanne MacKay
Photograph of Federico Fellini Coutesy of Elisabetta Catalano
Additional Cinematography Alessandro Favaron
Executive Producer Loredana Rigato
Sound Design and Mixing Grant Edmonds
Title Design and Graphics Henriette Kruse Jørgensen, Chris Edser
Translation Francesca Luise
Writing Jonah Goodman, Courtney Stephens
Thanks to Tony Verdini, Elisabetta Catalano, Fondazione Federico Fellini, Elisabetta Prando, Heather McMullan, Richard McMullan, Matthew J. Lloyd, Paul Chang, Danny Song, Raha Shirazi, Guanru Li, Giulia De Meo, Francesco Novara, Alexander Peterjaensel, Alejandro Coronado
Special Thanks Milo Manara, Laura Pollini
Legal and Financial Controller Federico Mariotto
Representative of What Matters Most Omid Fatemi
Produced by Fabrica