Cynthia Beatt with Tilda Swinton.

Cycling the frame
Soundscape: Simon Fisher Turner
Courtesy Goethe-Institut and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The invisible frame
Courtesy Goethe-Institut and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Beatt’s ‘Cycling the frame’, is a real poetic journey, undertaken before and after the fall of the Berlin wall. The first video shows an alienating look, that from the west spies on the east. The second, tells a sticking story between two different landscapes, cultured from both sides of the wall. On the year of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin Wall, this film raises questions about the collective pain felt, and how one could stop history, capturing on film what is invisible to the eye.

Cynthia Beatt was born in Jamaica in 1949. After studying at London’s Arts Academy, Beatt, travelled extensively through the Middle East, Iran, Afganistan and India. Since 1975 she has lives and worked in Berlin. Beatt also produced the film “The Party – Nature Morte” (1991) with Tilda Swinton.

Andrea Nacciarriti

and the ship sails on
Courtesy Franco Soffiantino Art Production

A ghostly image of the ship Jolly Rosso, also known as “the ship of poisons” in the waters of the port of Genoa. A silent and obsessive “hologram” that became the starting point for the memory of the mysterious incident that happened on the beaches of Calabria in 1990, and that leads us to reflect back on the institutions involved in organised crime, referring to the disposal of toxic waste.

Andrea Nacciarriti was born in Ostra Vetere, Ancona in 1976. He lives and works in Milan. He is amongst the most brilliant Italian artists, winning the Terna Prize in 2010 and the Celeste Prize in 2011. For a number of years Nacciariti has confronted events and processes that trigger the natural environment. His most recent solo exhibitions include “and the ship sails on” at the Visual Arts Center, Fondazione Pescheria, Pesaro in 2013. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art in Monfalcone, at the MAN in Nuoro, at the PAC in Milan, at the MACRO in Rome, at the Fondazione Casoli di Fabriano and the Maison Rouge in Paris.


Osman Bozkurt

Foggy – Resistance – Prohibitions – Liberated Zone
Courtesy of the artist

The adaptation of the installation created for the exhibition Global Activism at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, is a video that summarised the highlights of the violent events that took place last year in the heart of “modern” Instanbul. As it is known the protest movement, Occupy Gezi, opposed the coercive military attempt of the government to evacuate the area adjacent to the famous Taksim Square to allow the start of the construction of a shopping center, at the expense of the green lung of old Istanbul, the Gezy Park. The movement quickly became global and is now a symbol of the rebellion of the younger generation, that were restricted to individual freedoms by the turkish government.

Osman Bozkurt was born in Istanbul in 1970. Through photography and video he intends to produce a civic memory to witness the complexities and paradoxes subliminally forgotten in the life of the metropolis. Mapping the spaces between the public and private collections of scenes from everyday life Bozkurt creates “portraits” loaded with political resistance. His works have been exhibited amongst others at the Platform Garanti Istanbul, the Tate Modern in London, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Udine, at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille and at the Museo Madre in Naples.


Raffaela Mariniello

Still in life
Courtesy of the artist

A silent and poignant tale shot a few days after the disastrous fire that devastated La Città della Scienza in Naples, located in the former industrial area of Bagnoli. The video represents the artist’s contribution to the reconstruction of images and statues that were left amongst the rubble of the Science Center of Naples, that was once the pride of the city, but today is an unfinished burden as that of the surrounding area.

Raffaela Mariniello was born in Naples in 1965. She is amongst the most famous artists of our country. Her research and revolt in social and cultural issues, with particular attention to the transformation of the urban landscape and the relationship between man and his objects from his every day life and the places he inhabits. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, such as: XII Quadriennale d’arte of Roma, la VIII Biennale of photography in Torino, la XI Biennale of architecture in Venice, the Festival of Photography in Roma, and has shown works amongst others at the MOCA in Shangai, Museo MAXXI of Roma and the Madre Museum in Napoli.


Atul Bhalla

Walk on Yamuna
Courtesy the artist

The physical and metaphorical journey that took the artist five days along what remains to be the walk of Yamuna, the main tributary of the Ganges, one of the most polluted rivers in the world. A slide show interrupted by short and poetic texts that covers the city of New Delhi, following what was once the central nerve to the development of society, practically nonexistent and invisible population and on which, however, still arise the micro-economies.

Atul Bhalla was born in New Dehli in 1964. His research has always been on the environment and on ecology. The presence of water is especially central to the importance of the physical, historical, religious, and political development of urban environments, especially in his hometown. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and residencies including “INDIA: Public Places, Private Spaces” at the Newark Museum’s “Watching me – Watching India: New Photography from India,” Frankfurt’s Photo Forum ‘ECO + ART’ New Delhi and the National Portrait Gallery in London.


Luca Bolognesi

Ladies and Gentlemen
Produced by: Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival
In collaboration with: FST Mediateca Toscana Film Commission

The film is proposed as a disclosure document for the main themes addressed by independent scientist, Sir James Ephraim Lovelock, who is played by Clive Riche, and is best known for the formulation of the Gaia theory, that sees the Earth as a single vast living organism. The issue of global warming is seen as an inevitable and imminent danger to the survival of human civilisation, whose only salvation lies perhaps in learning what their role on the planet is, and what the most effective resources to survive are. The dramatisation of the piece is inherent in the title and in the narrative plot of the monologue that gives to this intrinsic irony, but in no way does it demean the importance of the message.

Luca Bolognesi was born in Ferrara in 1978. He lives and works in Milan. Winner of the prize ‘Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival 2010’ for the film Ladies and Gentlemen. In 2007 he participated at the 10th Biennale of Istanbul, He also showed work at the 4th Onufri Prize at the National Gallery in Tirana as well as exhibiting at the New Chinatown Barbershop in Los Angeles and the MASS of Seoul, Korea. In 2008 he was invited to the 37th International Film Festival of Rotterdam and the 1st Festival dell ‘Arte Contemporanea of Faenza.
In 2011 Bolognesi took part in the fifth edition of the Prague Biennale and the exhibition “Ceci n’est pas du cinema” at the National Museum of Cinema in Turin. In 2012 he exhibited at the Pecci Museum in Milan, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan and at the Hausfür elektronische Kunst in Basel, and in 2013 at the DOCVA of Milan, the Pilot Gallery in Istanbul and the Victoria Art Centre in Bucharest.


Yuri Ancarani

Il Capo
Courtesy of Galleria Zero, Milano

Shot in the unusual and fascinating backdrop of the Apuan Alps, between the blinding white of the quarries and inaccessible crevices, the documentary film by Yuri Ancarani ‘Il Capo’, tells the story of the heroism and elegance of the boss of the cave. Directing his orchestra to work, looking out over the dangerous yet sublime cliffs and peaks of the Apuan Alps, the boss works only with the language of gestures and signs, in midsts of an overwhelming noise, which becomes paradoxically silent. The protagonist is therefore both man and nature, a lunar landscape almost impassable, an inaccessible place that makes the challenge with the mountain even more heroic.

Yuri Ancarani was born in Ravenna in 1972. He lives and works in Milan. Ancarani is a visual artist who has exhibited in many national and international museums including: the MAXXI in Rome, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the 55th Venice Biennale and the Museo Marino Marini in Florence. He is the winner of the Talent Prize 2012, and also took part in many competitions at festivals including the last International Film Festival of Rome, in the Cinema XXI, devoted to new trends in world cinema with the film Da Vinci, concluding the trilogy dedicated to the work and the relationship between man and machine which also included Il capo e Piattaforma Luna.

Dacia Manto

Courtesy of the artist

This video explores the growth and expansion of plant and animal organisms, compared to the expansion in the space of drawing as an artistic medium. Through the installation of drawn images, which overlap real footage in marginal and naturally wild places, the video is developed by the alternation of light and shade, expansion and contraction, growth and death, in which natural time, color tones and real elements are changed, resulting in an ever changing kaleidoscopic vision.

Dacia Manto was born in Milan in 1973. Her research focuses on mapping of spaces and landscapes, in particular territories such as rivers and marshland, plain woods, marginal suburbs and the semi-wild. Structural and poetic observations on nature, her works construct open and fragile images and architectures, which become witnesses to the elusiveness of the environment and the difficulty of returning the reality of the vision. She has exhibited in major museums including the Park of Living Art in Turin, the Mart in Rovereto, the Remotti Foundation, Galleria Civica of Trento, the Pecci of Prato, the PAC in Milan, the Strozzina of Florence, the Museum of Modern Art in Saint-Etienne. With the video Planiziaria, 2012 she won the Eco Art Project Prize. At the moment there is an on going solo exhibition at the Museum of Natural History in Ferrara.


Diego Cibelli

Tarzan’s House
Courtesy of the artist

The video draws up a reflection of evolution by comparing the dynamics of the animal world with the human world, in relation to food and habitat in which they develop. At the starting point of this route are two places as different as they are the same: the Berlin Zoo and the 25 Hour Hotel that looks over the inside to allow guests to observe the animals up close and at any time. The contiguity between these two universes highlights the critical points of both systems by bringing out the artificial side of the two situations and on the other hand their paradoxical closeness.

Diego Cibelli was born in Naples 1987. Interested in the effects of the geographical environment on the behavior of people and the educational system or the analysis in its possibilities and contradictions. His practice involves a period where he collects materials, documents and images that are then translated into complex projects, articulated on various levels. His work has been exhibited among others at the Auego Art space in Rimini, the PAN and Castel Sant’ Elmo in Naples at the Bethanien in Berlin and at the Atelier 35 in Bucharest.


Andrea Francolino

White Sub Limen
Courtesy of the artist

This video disrupts the typical composition of the tv commercial spacing every 10 seconds with 12 positive and 12 negative messages. Taking up the methodology of advertising that since the 60’s has been rampant in our daily visual lives, it overturns the dynamics of consumerism inserting between Apollonian and static frames of trivial packaging – branded in a barely legible white-on-white – real and dynamic images that interfere with the fluidity of vision, and that act like subliminal messages. A reflection on the consumerist society, the central theme in the artist’s production, which, however, in the ‘illusory balance of the message, leaves the viewer in free will.

Andrea Francolino was born in Bari in 1979. He lives and works in Milan. His research revolves around environmental issues in relation to the developments of modern Western societies. The packaging serves as a symbol and icon of consumerism, as concrete and cement have become a specific stylistic feature over the years. Francolino’s major solo exhibitions include London’s Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, ABIOTIC, Bologna’s Space Testoni, Journey into reality, Milan-Fabbrica Eos, Spamming in Paris and Show Off. In 2014 he won the Premio San Fedele of Milan.


Raffaella Romano

Courtesy of the artist

The work of Raffaella Romano was produced specifically for the exhibition QI VEDO SOSTENIBILE invitation of the duo Moio & Sivelli, former protagonists of the project QI VEDO SOSTENIBILE in 2013, and now teacher of digital image processing and video installation at the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. Romano’s work seeks to highlight the correlations between the natural wave of thoughts and of vibrations through Risonanze, showing nature’s ever changing and microscopic structure that responds to our every day actions and solicitations. The actual echo of the work, is an attempt to empirically represent the First Law of Thermodynamics for whom nothing is created and nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed, reminding us that everything we do, can change the structure of the nature to which we belong. Inside the old factory mill of the Quartiere Intelligente from 11th October to the X Contemporary Art Day will be simultaneously projected throughout the entire exhibition until 19th October.