Travel Notebooks: Barcelona, Spain | Screening: Comrade consumerists!Video art
- Thu 19.May @ 11:00 - 12:00
- Fri 20.May @ 21:00 - 22:00
- Sun 22.May @ 19:00 - 20:00
Barcelona is part of a series of works titled “Travel Notebooks”. In this project the videos are like carillons and puzzles that try to show the essence of a town in its manifold aspects and its motion. At the same time, they want to describe the emotional and cognitive process that takes place in the traveler mind. Using details from a photo reportage, the artist created some digital collages that reassemble the shape of city’s places as they are fixed in her imagination. The details are notes on a traveler pad as fragments surviving in the memory. The animation tries to give back not only lived impressions and influences, but also the points of view of the traveler’s eye, who now focuses on a particular, now on another one, zooming in and zooming out simultaneously, in a way where perspective is not given by scientific rules, but by emotion felt while observing and discovering. Barcelona is a big theatre. On the backdrop, buildings made with bizarre curves move together with the clouds in a bright blue. Futuristic towers and spires of wet sand slid off the hands contend for the top of the sky.
Duration: 2:11 min
Silvia De Gennaro (IT)
Silvia De Gennaro lives and works in Rome, Italy. She is a founding member of the Assaus art studio since 1999. For fifteen years she has been dealing with digital art, video art and animation. Her works have participated in several video art exhibitions and film festivals around the world, such as: : Bnl Media Art Festival, IT; Video Formes , FR; Current New Media, U.S.A.; F.I.L.E. , BRA; Visionaria, IT; Madatac, ES; Invideo, IT; Magmart, IT; Athens Video Art Festival, GR; Brooklyn Film Festival, U.S.A.; ECU, FR; Interfilm Berlino, D; Nastri d’Argento, IT. Currently her work is divided between the realization of social and political themed video and a project about the city and the perception of the traveler, entitled “Travel Notebooks”.