• Three ways of talking Cinema (breakfast with *)

    On: 1 Ottobre 2019
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    THREE WAYS OF TALKING CINEMA #1 (Nov 1 – h10.30/13.00)

    Found Footage Magazine, Revista Lumière, and Walden Magazine: three independent and international editorial projects dedicated to the creation and circulation of new ideas, reflections, and studies on cinema. A gathering, a chance to meet them, understand their working methods and their editing processes.
    Francisco Algarìn Navarro, Martin Grennberger, Cristina Martínez and César Ustarroz will be with us on the morning of Friday the 1st, and will curate three programs during the days of WOM.
    Found Footage Magazine is an independent and printed film journal distributed worldwide. It offers theoretical, analytical and informative content that hinges on the use of archival images in media production practices. FFM fills the void created by the fact that there has not been, up to this time, any forum for the collection and dissemination of information, critical thinking, and discussion of found footage cinema including all its manifestations: recycled cinema, essay film, collage film, compilation film, archival cinema, mash-up
    Walden is a film magazine published twice a year. The magazine was founded in 2012, and was an online publication up until 2015. Aside from publishing the magazine, Walden also arranges film screenings.
    Revista LUMIÈRE is a film magazine distributed both online and in print. The publication is self-published and self-financed thanks to its own sales and to the yearly contributions from the members of its General Assembly. Its goal is to cover in a rigorous fashion all of the paths of major interest of contemporary cinema along with tracing new ones coming from the past.

    THREE WAYS OF TALKING CINEMA #2 (Nov 2 – h10.30/13.00)

    Luca Ferri, Nomadica – Capo d’Orlando 2015, photo by Epifanio/Morello

    Luca Ferri is the Italian filmmaker that, in recent years – more than any other in Italy – has been able to rigorously experiment with different means of expression, formats, aesthetics, and themes. Together with composer Dario Agazzi, he contributed to the establishment of a personal reshaping of the relation between music and film. Despite living in an isolated village of the northern province, with his films, Luca Ferri intertwines and connects environments and people that are very different from each other. He approached us in the summer of 2012 and, from his film Magog/Ecce Ubu until today, his journey has been carried out with the self-production of three feature films and a series of superb short films.
    A long rendez vous with Luca Ferri on the morning of Saturday, November 2nd, preceded by the screening of his last work Pierino (2018, 70min, shot in S-VHS) on Friday, November 1st.

    Cane Caro (Dog, dear), Italia | 2012 | 16′
    Una società di servizi, by Luca Ferri and Enrico Mazzi, Italia | 2015 | 35′
    Colombi, Italia | 2016 | 20′

    THREE WAYS OF TALKING CINEMA #3 (Nov 3 – h10.30/13.00)

    Marco Melani, photo by Chema Prado

    Marco Melani. The man with the golden eye
    A meeting with Chiara Seghetto

    The golden eye of an obsessed cinéphile, a fine talker, an omnivore and unconventional critic, an insatiable film-eater. The man with the golden eye is a glimpse on Marco Melani, composed of meetings, unreleased testimonies, a blob of revenant substances, unexpected edits, found footage, fragments, readings, synaesthesias. All of it gathered over ten years and straining forward to a (non)ending. Marco Melani lived and crossed path with cinema between the late 1960s and the early 1990s. His collaboration with the festivals of Salsomaggiore, Taormina, and Turin originated from his networks of wisely intertwined authors and actors, pursuing newness with no fear of unhinging the art of film programming. To him, cinema is the incarnation of those who make it. Melani befriended many filmmakers with whom he collaborated: Bargellini, Iosseliani, Jarmusch, the Bertolucci brothers, Bressane, Amico, Gitai (the list is infinite). In the mid-80s, he entered the group of Fuori Orario and Blob (two avantgarde RAI programs): here, his video edits are dictated by an anarchist vision of cinema and by the uncommon interlocking that is ignited between them.


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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.

    Alessio Galbiati intervista Giuseppe Spina, per Rapporto Confidenziale, rivista digitale di cultura cinematografica, 14 ottobre 2019


    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Homo sapiens, a film by Fiorella Mariani

    On: 11 Febbraio 2017
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    – Here you can view the rare movie by Fiorella Mariani, in agreement with the author –


    a film by Fiorella Mariani

    54′, 1971/1974
    editing Luciano Gigante
    archive researcher Franca Caprino
    sound and music Beatriz Ferreyra
    film repertorie Istituto Luce (Rome) – Paté Cinema (Paris)
    idea and realization Fiorella Mariani
    open distribution _ nomadica.eu
    in collaboration with Found Footage Magazine – Revista Lumière – Rapporto Confidenziale – Home Movies
    movie copy provided by Cineteca Nazionale (Rome)

    A representation of human behavior focused exclusively on our western world, made up of footage selected without any concern for place, time and ideology, that provides logical continuity to daily events with the intent of underlining the general contradictions of reality.

    «This movie is dedicated to my uncle Roberto Rossellini, not only for sentimental reasons but also for to be faithful to his teaching: in his works, for love and respect of human freedom, he has always wanted to show and not demonstrate.» (Fiorella Mariani)

    “Men, who form the herd called ‘society’ will always do the same things until distracted by greater concerns” – J. J. Rousseau


    Some reviews

    «… la cineasta, escenógrafa y escritora italiana Fiorella Mariani impone el punto de vista de Homo sapiens, preludio que dirige nuestra mirada a través de un ensamblaje de metraje encontrado que retrata la fatuidad humana en el devenir del siglo XX. El montaje de documentos visuales procedentes de noticieros de la Pathé y del archivo cinematográfico del Instituto Luce, le sirve a Fiorella para asfaltar la Via Apia por la que transcurre el concepto circular de la historia. Esas imágenes preexistentes, dislocadas de sus eventos primigenios, confrontadas ahora en un nuevo discurso, actúan como citas que dan fe del eterno retorno a “la enigmática disposición de las masas técnicamente educadas a caer en el hechizo de cualquier despotismo” (Theodor W. Adorno y Max Horkheimer en La dialéctica de la ilustración)» Abstract from Homo Sapiens by César Ustarroz, Found Footage Magazine / r e a d   pdf

    Un articolo di Arianna Pagliara per la rivista online Point Blank: http://www.pointblank.it/recensione/homo-sapiens/

    «Un’opera unica nel panorama del cinema italiano. Homo sapiens, realizzato agli inizi degli anni ’70 da Fiorella Mariani nello scetticismo generale: un’opera di (s)montaggio sul comportamento umano (e le sue contraddizioni) con materiali di repertorio assemblati «senza distinzione di epoche, luoghi e strutture sociali od ideologiche», dietro la quali si erge la mano dell’artista che fa e disfa giocando sul senso e il non-sense delle immagini, scandite dalla musica elettroacustica di Beatriz Ferreyra. Prima di Blob, un film studiato da molti registi televisivi per il sapiente uso del repertorio; rosselliniano nello spirito, ma anche nella preoccupazione per le sorti del genere umano che lo anima e lo rende materia viva (e di estrema attualità)…
    Un film unico anche nella carriera professionale di Fiorella Mariani, scenografa dal 1957 per spettacoli di lirica, prosa e balletto nei maggiori teatri del mondo, per le regie (fra gli altri) di Zeffirelli, Menotti, Enriquez, Sequi, Rouleau, Mondy, Charon, Gerome, responsabile degli allestimenti scenici per il Festival dei due Mondi di Spoleto dal 1958 al 1968, documentarista e autrice di monografie su Toscanini, Respighi, Petrassi, la Callas e Rossellini.» – Luca Pallanch, Cineteca Nazionale

    «Rigoroso, elegante, coerente Homo Sapiens è uno di quei film di montaggio che sono una vera goduria per lo spettatore distratto, per l’amatore del genere, per lo studioso di cinema. Il film sviluppa una sua struttura narrativa nell’arco di una giornata : dall’alba alla notte. [ … ] un affresco di comportamenti di rara incisività… un modo nuovo di costruire la storia per immagini…» – E.C., Corriere della sera 1978

    “The world would fall into absurdity if we fail to place the study of its contradictions and their solutions at the center of our attention” – K. Marx


    Gioia Fiorella Mariani

    Nata a Roma nel 1933. Frequenta la facoltà di Scenografia dell’Accademia di Belle Arti a Roma.
    Nel 1956 conosce la pittrice e scenografa Lila de Nobili e lavora come assistente alla Scala di Milano, a Stratford on Avon, al Covent Garden di Londra e all’Operà di Parigi.
    Dal 1957 è al Festival dei due Mondi di Spoleto, dove dirige gli allestimenti scenici e realizza alcuni spettacoli.
    Lavora per i registi Franco Zeffirelli, Luchino Visconti, Raymond Rouleau, Sandro Sequi, GianCarlo Menotti, Raymond Gerome e in giro nei teatri d’Opera di Egitto, Francia, Inghilterra, Belgio, Olanda, Stati Uniti, Giappone, Canada, Australia.
    Realizza scene in numerosi teatri di prosa a Parigi.
    Con la sua società realizza documentari per la Rai e per la Croce Rossa in Africa.
    Realizza monografie su Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, Maria Callas, Arturo Toscanini, Goffredo Petrassi, una serie di 9 filmati sulle varie tecniche del Restauro, in particolare quello relativo alla Fontana di Trevi.
    Scrive un libro di memorie e testimoniamze sui primi 10 anni del Festival di Spoleto e due libri per ragazzi: “Fraliberanza” e “Darwin e i grilli”.


    Beatriz Ferreyra

    Ferreyra was born in Cordoba, Argentina, and studied piano with Celia Bronstein in Buenos Aires. She continued her study of music with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and Edgardo Canton, Earle Brown and Gyorgy Ligeti in Germany.
    In 1963 she took a position in the research department of the Office de Radiodiffusion Television Francaise (ORTF), working with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) directed by Pierre Schaeffer. She assisted with Henri Chiarucci’s and Guy Reibel’s Rapport entre la hauteur et la fondamentale d’un son musical, published in 1966 in Revue Internationale d’Audiologie and Pierre Schaeffer’s Solfage de l’Objet Sonore. During this time she also lectured at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.[1] She worked with Bernard Baschet and his Structures Sonores in 1970, and served residencies in electronic music with Dartmouth College in 1976 and in 1998. http://www.beatrizferreyra.odavia.com/

    “The most indipendent men are those who are led by reason”

    B. Spinoza

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