4WD. 4 lessons with 4 of the most important exponents of art cinema, occupying the space between modern art and cinematography: Yuri Ancarani, Invernomuto, Anna Franceschini, Zapruder.
Put together by Davide Giannella, the workshop is a hands-on look at an artistic landscape in constant expansion that doesn’t shy away from different interpretations. The teachers will apply an array of approaches, poetics, and techniques to deliver tools, both theoretical and practical, for analysis, reflection and elaboration in terms of production, distribution and consumption of art cinema.
What is Art Cinema? The first twenty years were marked by radical developments in technology throughout the world of culture and production. The definitive transition into the digital age resulted in an important paring down of the tools, production and distribution of content and materials. Moving images are a case in point: until recently they might have seemed, in terms of quality and cost, productions that only the film industry could attempt, whereas today they are within the reach of an ever larger community of figures and authors.
Following this premise, an increasing number of visual artists have been getting to grips with the world of moving images, stepping beyond the abstraction of video art to tackle the more narrative language of cinema, thus creating this hinterland between adjacent yet distinct territories that we call Art Cinema and ultimately pushing the boundaries of the artistic realm.
The cross-over areas between visual arts and the overlapping of languages and narratives constitute ground that BASE is eager to explore, tapping artists and curators and turning to new forms of production in order to build on our Learning Machine.
Over the course of the two day workshop, Yuri Ancarani’s film work will be explored in terms of its visuals and audio, with collaboration from sound designer Mirco Mencacci. Video material created by the participants will then be discussed and examined in a lesson aimed at further development.
Yuri Ancarani. Italian video artist and filmmaker. His work, a blend of documentary film and modern art, is the result of a personal quest to explore seldom seen visions of daily life.
His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions as well as in many national and international museums including:
Kunsthalle Basel (Basle, Switzerland); Art Basel Unlimited (Basle, Switzerland); 16. Quadriennale d’Arte
– Altri tempi, altri miti, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome); 55. Esposizione d’Arte Internazionale, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, La Biennale di Venezia (Italy); Beursschouwburg (Brussels, Belgium); CAC, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (Geneva, Switzerland); Centre Pompidou (Paris, France); Fondazione Sandretto, Re Rebaudengo (Turin); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, California); AMACI, Museo del Novecento (Milan); MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (Rome); R. Solomon Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA); Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France); RaebervonStenglin (Zurich, Switzerland); Stiftung Insel Hombroich (Neuss, Germany).
October 20-21 / 10am-6pm
Information and sign up > base.milano.it/events/4wd_yuri-ancarani
An exploration of the use of sound in film, both past and present, delving into the relationship between moving images, sound and sound design. Participants are asked to bring a 30 second video clip, and a disk (vinyl, CD or other) complete with its cover. These props will be used as fuel for debate and raw material to mould. The workshop aims to provide tools with which to unravel the manifold relationship between sound and image.
Invernomuto. Simone Bertuzzi (1983) and Simone Trabucchi (1982) have been working together under the pseudonym Invernomuto since 2003. Based in Milan and Vernasca, they develop individual musical practices with the projects Palm Wine and STILL.
October 6-7 / 10am-6pm
Information and sign up > base.milano.it/events/4wd_invernomuto
The workshop aims to investigate the relationship between the objects that human beings accumulate and the movie camera, the device that has changed our view of the world in little over a century. It will examine Franceschini’s work and ponder what it means to develop a story that revolves around objects, as well as working to shape the perception of these items beyond their functional worth.
Anna Franceschini. Filmmaker and visual artist based in Milan and currently working on a PhD in Visual and Media Studies at IULM university in Milan. Her work has been featured at many film festivals including IFFR / Rotterdam Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival (CH) and TFF/Torino Film Festival (IT), MFF/Milano Film Festival and Courtisane Film Festival in Ghent (BE). Her solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Sao Paulo (BR), GAM – Torino, Kunstverein Duesseldorf (GE), Spike Island – Bristol (UK), Museion – Bolzano (IT), Fiorucci Art Trust – London (UK), MACRO – Rome , Institut Culturel Italien –Paris (FR), Peep Hole – Milano (IT), Bielefelder Kunstverein (DE); Kiosk Gallery – Ghent (BE), Objectif – Exhibition – Antwerp (BE), Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venezia – IT.
October 13-14 / 10am-6pm
Information and sign up > base.milano.it/events/4wd_-anna-franceschini
Cinema as séance is the title of a programme made up of three Zapruder films that ask the viewers to take a leap of faith before viewing, becoming mediums in an unprecedented kind of encounter. Zapruder’s experiments have led to a kind of ephemeral cinema that dilates space, and captures not things but the density of the air between them, and the pearly outlines of things not usually seen.
ZAPRUDER filmmakersgroup is an experimental collective made up of David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi and Monaldo Moretti, experimenting with film since 2000. In 2011 their work in 3D won Zapruder the “Premio Persol 3D” at the Venice Film Festival, and their films have also been featured in contests and festivals including Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica La Biennale di Venezia, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Festa del Cinema di Roma, Milano Film Festival, BIM Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement Genève, Transmediale Berlin, Netmage Bologna, Centre Pompidou Paris, and PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea Milano. Their video installation Zeus Machine / Salita All’Olimpo was awarded the “Premio MAXXI 2016”.
December 1-2 / 10am-6pm
Information and sign up >base.milano.it/events/4wd_zapruder
1 wk € 200 – Yuri Ancarani € 280
2 wks € 350 (not including Yuri Ancarani workshop)
4 wks € 700
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