Film Lounge | Italian Video from 1970 to today

9 Apr 2012 - 22 Jul 2012

Three screening programmes of Italian artist's video works from 1970 to today will include early works by Franco Vaccari and Luigi Viola curated by artist Valentina Bonizzi; a selection of Italian artists' video from the 1980s and '90s from the collection of Careof DOCVA, Milan and a programme of contemporary video works from Turin's well established annual programme TORINOver.

 

Monday 09 April - Sunday 06 May 2012

Programme 1: 1970 to 1980

This first programme of video works was made in the earliest years of experimentation with the new video technologies by artists in Italy.

Franco Vaccari

Franco Vaccari (b. Modena, 1936). In 1979 Vaccari published ‘Photography and the Technological Unconscious’ detaching from the control of the technical image and observing where the invisibile space of the photographic process creates meaning. The environment becomes the relation as Vaccari’s defines the work of art as a process trigerred instead of an element projected by the artist.

I Canti Lenti (1971) 9 minutes
La Citta Vista a Livello Di Cane (1968) 1 minute

Luigi Viola

Taking Place (1976)  2 minutes
Courtesy Videotapes del Cavallino

Identity as Identification (1976) 2 minutes
Courtesy Videotapes del Cavallino

Diario Publico e Segretto (1975) 2 minutes
Courtesy the artist

Cancellazione (1975) 9 minutes
Courtesy the artist

Frammenti di uno spazio interiore (1980) 18 minutes
Paolo Fassetta e Luigi Viola
Courtesy the artists

Also showing in the downstairs library are documentary films in Italian language about the works of Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992), Deserto Rosa and Gabriele Basilico's (b.1944) Fotografo.

Programme two will be a selection of Italian artists' videos from the 1980s and 90s from the collection of Careof DOCVA, Milan, followed by a third programme of contemporary video works from Turin's well established annual programme TORINOver.

 

 

Image: Franco Vaccari, I Cani Lenti, 1971