MILANO DI CARTA
Film & Video installation
1 screen / 4k / 16:9 / color / 00:07:20 / 2020

About:​

The work has been created  for the IAR international video art exhibition at palazzo Fondi in Napoli, and it was filmed and produced at Via Farini - Vir artist in residency in Milano. 

The film wishes to investigate a potential contemporary condition of suspension in which western-society has fallen into. The artist by assembling a unique optical device has explored the microscopic dimension of billboard paper and projected it back onto its given urban environments.

The result is an atmospheric work in which the micro confronts the macro in a sequence of urban projections where by means of juxtaposition of perspectives reality results as partially suspended.

"What is left of advertising when it is shred, when the game of the ephemeral on the ephemeral on advertising boards stops, tear after tear, paper after paper? Naked screens, that are not showcases anymore, that do not search for numbers, consent, or a market. The filmic act, then, consists of casting the microscopic texture of paper and its fibre on advertising boards, switching the relationship between big and small, between depth and width. The gaze radiates phosphenes, ripples. It prefers dust to figures, the unknown to dimensions, quiet sound to clamour, extension to objects. It opposes epiphany and wonder to the clarity of vision."

- Laterale film festival 

Awards: 

Special Mention - Ibrida Festival - art film

39th Asolo Art Film Festival - Asolo Award Art Films - 2021 - Italy

Screenings:​

39th Asolo Art Film Festival - Asolo Award Art Films - 2021 - Italy

17th Athens Digital Arts Festival - 2021 - Greece

13th Short Waves Festival - 2021 - Urban View Competition - Poland

7th Bogotá Experimental Film Festival - 2021 - Colombia

5th Laterale Film Festival -2021 -  Italy

Non-syntax Experimental Image Festival  - 2021 - Tokyo Japan

Non-syntax Experimental Image Festival  - 2021 - Kyoto Japan

Venice Architecture Film Festival - 2021 - Italy

7th Cisterna Film Festival - 2021 - Italy 

Sphere Digital - World Cinema Carnival  - 2021 - India

Cinetekton! International Film & Architecture Festival - 2021 - Mexico

Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards - 2021 - Italy

IAR - international video art - collective, curated by Ottica Contemporanea, Palazzo Fondi, Napoli 

Walk in Studio - collective, curated by Giulio Verago at Via Farini archive, Milano. 

Micro speed date - collective, curated by Kamimani, Campobasso/Torino 

Festival Internacional Videoarte -collective, curated by Lamosa Lab, Cuenca, Spain 

Press:​

Q&A at World Cinema Carnival 

Mad White - Urban View / Short Waves - 2021 

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Milano di carta - Short Waves' Urban View screening. 16/06/21

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Milano di carta - Laterale Film Festival  -   14/09/21