• from Nomadica to Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival 2019

    On: 8 novembre 2019
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    15 November 2019
    Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival 2019
    12:00 P.M. | Salt Beyoğlu | Panorama: ITALY | Nomadica

    from Earth to Sky (film program curated by nomadica.eu)

    The more one moves away from Earth, the more one goes backwards, in time and space. Cinema is that movement, which is also a moment outside of memory, that recreates new visions while looking at the past (like a continuous present). Cinema, as if it was always the first time. With a program such as this one, we’d be tempted to cut the opening and closing credits of each film, and transform them into one unified masterpiece, but we’ll leave this possibility to your imagination.


    Andrò a ritroso della nostra corsa (I will go backwards of our path)
    by Mattia Biondi, Ita, Super8 (found footage), 3min, 2019
    “Andrò a ritroso della nostra corsa” is a backwards journey through the seasons and the units of the language. To change the prose of the world, its intact clock. There is always a place more thoroughly, lost images in minimun intervals.


    Ab/OVO
    by Luca Ferri, Ita, Super8, 25min, 2016 (sub eng)
    In a desert and hostile paradise, between mountains of sand and solitary camels in perpetual journey, life is renewed with a promise of love in the shade of a lone tree. Adam and Eve have a chance. The last chance to heal and create a new progeny of more decent human beings. Nine long takes in super 8mm colour in which we took Adam and Eve and had them redo everything over again, from the scratch.


    Black Songs
    by Tiziano Doria e Samira Guadagnolo, Ita, Super8 -> 16mm, 5min, 2019 (silent / sub eng)
    A poetic recollection of a personal and collective memory, the work dissects, decomposes, fragments, distills and then re-creates anew – in a time that beats in repeated rythm, slow and circular – the dream of an ancestral childhood, of nomadic shepherds and tangled bushes of war and raids, and in this magnified gaze, the film wonders about the meaning and the nature of it’s own observations.
    Canti Neri (Black Songs) comes from the analysis of a private and family archive, of our property, of which we have selected some frames transposing them from S8mm to 16mm.
    The original films have been combined in a new way, focusing on details that had escaped from the eye of the operator, on the periphery of the image, extrapolating details, dissolving the flow of action and reiterating it in a dilated time.


    Merci mais non merci
    by Alessandra Beltrame, Ita, super8, 13’, 2018 (sub eng)
    Nico, reflects on existence, identity and responsibilies


    Rodez
    by Stefano Miraglia, Fr, HD 4:3, 3min, 2017 (silent)
    An exploration of the Rodez Cathedral. A study on colour, repetition and flickering, composed of 292 photographs. “A stunning piece of ecclesial psychedelia!” (Sarah Bliss)


    Vaghe Stelle – MIZAR
    by Mauro Santini, Ita, 4K to HD, 11min, 2017
    “Vaghe stelle” is a seven-chaptered film, conceived as a musical album and composed of seven movements, which can be watched singly (like songs), or in the established order (like a record) or also mixing the films creating new combinations or possible narrations. The ‘songs’ are seven as the principal stars of the Ursa Major. It will be a nocturnal wandering with the starry sky as a reference: an earthly pilgrimage looking for epiphanies or the drift of a hypothetical interstellar trip.


    Luminous variations in the city skies
    by Giuseppe Spina, Ita, HD (from photographic plates), 6min, 2019 (silent)
    Between 1932 and 1957, at the Specola Tower in Bologna, a new optical technology was invented, one that would revolutionize outer space observatory methods. Thirty years of research were necessary for the astronomer Guido Horn D’Arturo to invent the specchio a tasselli – also called multimirror or segmented mirror – an archetype of today’s most advanced telescopes. This silent film, made by Giuseppe Spina, is composed of digital scans and blow-ups of Horn D’Arturo’s plates.


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  • Weekend On the Moon 2019

    On: 17 settembre 2019
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    Nomadica – Weekend On the Moon 2019 – October 31 / November 3 2019
    Bologna, Menomale, via de’ Pepoli 1/A

     

    Rigorous, polymorphic, intimate, and explosive in the making: with such a drive this cinema investigates humankind and its gaze, work, existence, sense of self and the whole. The films we will be dealing with during this long weekend don’t display opinions or collect judgments, instead, they are gestures, acts: they are unknown and limitless images that generate multiple thoughts in front of the eyes that reach out and look at them, tie and untie them, and desire them (from the Latin de-sidera, “drifting apart from the stars”).
    This Cinema has nothing to do with the traditional ways of producing, it doesn’t attempt to capitalize a thing, and lives in another space of action: an essential authorial and artistic act.
    The Weekend On the Moon (WOM) refers to two celebrations: the moon landing of 1969 and – ten years prior – the starting of the exploration missions of the satellite (the first experiments on the Moon, and the first images that moved away from Earth). It is explorations we deal with, we who travel through the hidden corners of an underground cinema in continuous expansion.
    Tens of films, created in recent years and premiering in Italy, organized in a kaleidoscopic program that follows a continuous movement inside and outside of the screen, from day to night. And then, three mornings dedicated to the dissemination of thought and experience: Three ways of talking Cinema. All while immersed in a lunar Wunderkammer, the Menomale Space, the heart of the city.

    Un fare rigoroso, polimorfo, intimo ed esplosivo: con tale spinta questo cinema indaga l’uomo, il suo sguardo, il lavoro, l’esistenza, la percezione di sé, del tutto. Quelli che trattiamo in questo lungo weekend non sono film che espongono opinioni, potenziali sommatorie di giudizio, ma sono gesti, atti: sono immagini sconosciute, sconfinate, che generano pensieri molteplici di fronte agli occhi che le raggiungono e le guardano, le fanno e le disfano, che le desiderano (dal lat. de-sidera “mancanza di stelle”).
    Un cinema che non ha nulla a che fare con le modalità di produzione comuni, che non cerca di capitalizzare un bel nulla, che vive in un altro spazio d’azione: atto autoriale e artistico essenziale.
    Weekend On the Moon (WOM) fa riferimento a due ricorrenze: l’allunaggio del 1969 e, dieci anni prima, l’avvio delle missioni di esplorazione del satellite (le prime sperimentazioni sulla Luna, le prime immagini che si allontanavano dalla Terra). Di esplorazioni si tratta, per noi che viaggiamo negli angoli nascosti di un cinema sotterraneo in costante espansione.
    Decine di film realizzati negli ultimi anni, in anteprima italiana, strutturati in un programma caleidoscopico, in un movimento continuo dentro e fuori dallo schermo, dal giorno alla notte. E poi tre mattinate dedicate alla diffusione del pensiero e dell’esperienza:
    Tre modi di parlare-il-cinema. Il tutto immerso in una wunderkammer lunare, il Menomale, l’esatto cuore della città.

    THURSDAY OCT 31

    ***

    h 18.00 – 19.00
    Selection 1

    h 19.00 – 20.30
    WOM focus: Sky Hopinka
    h 21.30 – 23.00
    Music sounds better with you
    h 23.00 ->
    Selection 2
    FRIDAY NOV 1

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #1
    breakfast with Found Footage Magazine, Revista Lumière, Walden Magazine

    h 16.30 – 18.00 🎥
    Selection 3
    Selection 4

    h 18.00 – 20.00 🎥
    Field Studies:
    Rose Lowder and Scott Hammen

    h 21.00 – 22.30
    WOM focus: Luca Ferri
    h 22.30 ->
    Dark with excessive bright
    SATURDAY NOV 2

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #2
    breakfast with Luca Ferri

    h 16.30 – 18.00
    Alcatraz revisited
    h 18.00 – 19.30 🎥
    Found Footage Cinema:
    Painting with film and light

    h 19.30 – 21.00 🎥
    WOM focus: Bruno Delgado Ramo
    h 22.00 – 23.00 🎥
    Nervous twitching
    h 20.00 – 24.00 🎥
    Canti Neri
    (new version for 2-4 projectors)

    installation by WarshadFilm,
    artistic duo from UnzaLab
    SUNDAY NOV 3

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #3
    breakfast with Chiara Seghetto – “Marco Melani, the man with the golden eye”

    h 16.30 – 17.30
    Between Trancendence and Immanence
    (Contemporary Turkish Exp. Films)
    h 18.00 – 19.30
    Selection 5
    h 19.30 – 20.30
    Selection 6
    ***

    ***

    Nomadica – Weekend on the Moon 2019
    is created by / with the presence of / with the programs by / and thanks to:

    Francisco Algarìn Navarro, Zeynep Ayaşlıgil, Samantha Angeloni, Mattia Biancucci, Gianna Carbonera, Rinaldo Censi, Bruno Delgado Ramo, Federico Epifanio, Cecilia Ermini, Luca Ferri, Elena Fusconi, Martin Grennberger, Yavuz Gözeller, Tommaso Isabella, Christian Kühne, Fiona Lejosne, Marco Mago Magagnoli, Cristina Martinez, Sofia Mazzaglia, Giulia Mazzone, Stefano Miraglia, Naomi Morello, Alessandro Negri, Riccardo Re, Sofia Russo, Ines Schiller, Chiara Seghetto, Giuseppe Spina, UnzaLab, César Ustarroz.

    “Aspect of an eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, as it would appear as seen from the Moon.” Illustrated by James Nasmyth, 1874.

    With films by:

    Martin Arnold, Dianna Barrie, Prantik Basu, Alessandra Beltrame, Sarah Bliss, Dan Browne, Adrián Canoura, Linda Christanell, Charlotte Clermont, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Helena Deda, Bruno Delgado Ramo, Théo Deliyannis, Roger Deutsch, Lena Ditte Nissen, Tiziano Doria, James Edmonds, Zachary Epcar, Alex Faoro, Laurence Favre, Pedro Ferreira, Luca Ferri, Siegfried Fruhauf, Ariana Gerstein, Miriam Gossing, Tim Grabham (aka iloobia), Brittany Gravely, Samira Guadagnuolo, Vincent Guilbert, Sinan Güldal, Scott Hammen, Sky Hopinka, Roger Horn, Lara Kamhi, Chris Kennedy, Josh Lewis, Ken Linehan, Simon Liu, Rose Lowder, Jodie Mack, Jean-Jacques Martinod, Bori Máté, Ross Meckfessel, Luján Montes, Daniel Murphy, Naz Önen, John Price, Annalisa Donatella Quagliata, Lee Ranaldo, Georges Rey, Jay Rosenblatt, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Lee Anne Schmitt, M.M. Serra, Paul Sharits, Lina Sieckmann, Guli Silberstein, Claes Söderquist, Mike Stoltz, Deborah Stratman, Malena Szlam, Richard Tuohy, Esther Urlus, Zeno van den Broek, Josh Weissbach, Steven Woloshen.

    ***

    Three ways of talking Cinema (breakfast with *) includes:
    Found Footage Magazine / Revista Lumière / Walden magazine; Luca Ferri; Chiara Seghetto (with the project dedicated to Marco Melani)

    ***

    In collaboration with:
    Menomale, UnzaLab, Revista Lumière, Magasinet Walden, Found Footage Magazine, Movimcat / The Moving Image Catalog,
    Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, La Camera Ardente

    Special thanks to:
    Lightcone, Sixpackfilm, The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The moon, by Henry Draper (1863)

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