Italian Experimental Cinema V 1 '08

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Le Farfalle (Anonymous, 1907)Next week will see the first edition of the Italian Experimental Cinema festival, featuring the work of over 40 artists through several screenings, graphic works, photos and multimedia installations.

The event, subtitled "From the origins of Futurism to the new millenium" will feature works from the begginings of last century, including predecessors and derivatives of the Futurist movement such as Le Farfalle (anonymous, 107) or Rapsodia Satanica (Nino Oxilia, 1914) to brad retrospectibves of filmmakers such as Cioni Carpi, Bruno Munari & Marcello Piccardo, Andrea Flamini and Nato Frascà and several themed programmes. The festival programme has been curated by Piero Pala.

The festival will be held from the 10th to the 14th December 2008 at the Embassy of France (Palazzo Farnese, Rome) and at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila (Via L’Aquila 68, Rome).

Wednesday December 10th
Nuovo Cinema Aquila, 18.00 hr
Opening of the exhibition with artworks by:
Michele Böhm, Luca Buvoli, Filippo Chia, Costantino Ciervo, Pietro D'Agostino, Nato Frascà, Arcangelo Mazzoleni, Studio Di Monte Olimpino: Munari-Piccardo, Adel Oberto, Luca Maria Patella, Nino Pezzella, Loic Sturani, Paolo W. Tamburella and Zimmerfrei.
21.30 hr
Enomissosab & Andy Rivieni
Live performance of a phantasmagoria, for voice and body
Thursday December 11th
Embassy of France in Rome, 21.30 hr
Giovanni Martedì
Live performance of improvised expanded cinema where the artist will filmically 'set on fire' the facade of Palazzo Farnese, home of the French Embassy in Rome.
Friday December 12th
Nuovo Cinema Aquila 17.30 hr
Cioni Carpi: Between Ethics And Techniques
- Point And Counterpoint (1959-60, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, music by C. Carpi, 5'24'')
- Maya Bird (1961, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, music by C. Carpi, 2'48'')
- I Will I Shan'T (1961, 16mm on Beta SP, b&w, sound, 3'53'')
- Chromograms 2 (1961, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, music by Partadisi, 1'05'')
- The Cat Here And There (1962, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, sound, 4')
- Chromograms 5 (1962, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, sound by C. Carpi, 2'34")
- One Day An Airplane (1963, 35mm on Beta SP, colour, music by Fiorenzo Carpi, 5'20)
- Registrato (1968, 16mm on Beta SP, b&w, silent, 9')
- Repeat (La contaminazione ricorente) (1968, 16mm on Beta SP, colour & B/W, silent, 7')
- Dog (1972, 16mm on Beta SP, B/W, silent, 2'45'')
- Rat (1972, 16mm on Beta SP, B/W, silent, 2'45'')
- 55 cm. above Sea Level (1972, 16mm on Beta SP, B/W, silent, 7'30)
- Puzzle (Contamina zione 5) (1972, 16mm on Beta SP, colour & B/W, silent, 3'40'')
- Muskoka Palimpsest (1975, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, sound, 3')
- Muskoka String Piece (1975, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, sound, 6')
18.50 hr
Abstract Emotion:
- Allegreto (Luigi Veronesi, 1950, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, 7')
- Film n. 9 (Luigi Veronesi, 1943-47, 16mm on Beta SP, colour & B/W, 4'30")
- Films Sans Camera St St (Giovanni Martedì, 1975, 16mm , colour, sound, 8')
- Films Sans Camera F.S.C. N°1 (Giovanni Martedì, 1974, 16mm , colour, sound. 11')
- Footage (Giovanni Martedì, 2008, 16mm , colour, sound, 20')
- In/Contro/Luce ¦(Giovanna Puggioni, 1976, 16mm, B&W, 8')
- Romeo Juliet (Crudelity Stoffe, 1984, Apple 2 on DVD , colour, sound, 18')
- Film 13 (Luigi Veronesi, 1981-85, 35mm on Beta SP, colour, 7'30'')
- Kayuputih (Adriano Abbado, 2008, 720p HDready, colour, 2'54'') (Premiere)
Michele Böhm (Crudelity Stoffe) and Giovanni Martedì will be attending the screenings
20.45 hr
Futurist Cinematographic Avant-Garde: Origins & Branches
- Le Farfalle (Anonymous, 1907, Ita, 35mm , colour, 3'16')
- Amor Pedestre (Marcel Fabre, 1914, 35mm on Beta SP, b&w, 4')
- Rapsodia Satanica (Nino Oxilia, 1914, 35mm on Beta SP, b&w, 40')
- Velocità (Vitesse) (Tina Cordero, Guido Martina, Pippo Oriani, 1931-33, 35mm on Beta SP, b&w, 13')
- Film n.2 (Luigi Veronesi, 1939, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, 11'48')
- Film n.4, Studio 40 (Luigi Veronesi, 1940, 35mm on Beta SP, colour, 5'30")
- Film n.6 (Luigi Veronesi, 1941, 16mm on Beta SP, colour, 6')
22.30 hr
Luca Buvoli: The Debated Origins, Remarks On The Futurist Avant-Garde
- A Beautiful Day After Tomorow (un bellissimo dopodomani) (2007, DVD , colour, sound, 8')
- Velocità Zero (2007, DVD, colour, sound, 11')
- How Can This Thing Be Explained? Section A: Some Remarks on Violence, Futurism, and Fascism (2007, DVD, colour, sound, 54')
- How Can This Thing Be Explained? Section B: Some Remarks on Futurism, Women, and Masculinity (2007, DVD, colour, sound, 28')
The artist will be attending the screenings
Saturday December 13th
16.00 hr
The Visible Form Of The Idea
- La Verifica Incerta (Gianfranco Baruchello, Alberto Grifi, 1964, 16mm , b&w, sound, 32')
- Cogito ergo zoom (Martino Oberto, 1968 ¦ 16mm on DVD , b&w, 9'40'')
- Vedo, vado! (Luca Maria Patella, 1969, 35mm on DVD , colour, sound, 25')
- Gioved ì ventiquatro setembre milenovecentosettanta (Alighiero Boetti, 1970, 16mm on DVD , b&w, 2')
- Artista da guardia (Stanislao Pacus, 1972 8mm on DVD , colour, silent, 12')
- Artista da salvamento (Stanislao Pacus, 1973, 8mm on DVD , colour, silent, 6')
- Artista da comisione (Stanislao Pacus, 1973, 8mm on DVD , colour, silent, 5')
- Why we came (ZIMMERFREI, 2006, DVD , colour, sound, 17'30'')
- My temporary visiting position from the sunset terrace bar (Carlo Zanni, 4'10'')
Martino and Adel Oberto and Zimmerfrei will be attending the screenings
18.00 hr
The Studio of Monte Olimpino: Bruno Munari & Marcello Piccardo
- I colori dela luce (1963, 16mm on DVD music by Luciano Berio, 5')
- Tempo nel tempo (1964, 16mm on DVD , colour, music by Gil Cuppini, 3')
- Sulle scale mobili (1964, 16mm on DVD , b&w, sound, 12')
- Scacco matto (1965, 35mm on DVD , colour, sound, 6')
- Upim ricerca n° 1 (1967, 16mm on DVD , b&w, music by Gil Cuppini, 10')
- Fratelli castiglioni (1967, 16mm on DVD , b&w, sound, 8')
- Fiat attraversamenti (1969, 16mm on DVD , b&w, 9')
- After Effects (1969, 35mm on DVD, 3')
- La Collina Del Cinema (Andrea Piccardo, 1995, colour, sound, 30')
Presentation curated by Andrea Piccardo and Antonio Capaccio
20.00 hr
Giancarlo Romani Adami & Valerio Adami
- Vacanze Nel Deserto (1971, 16mm & 35mm on DVD , colour, vers. Ita/Fra, 88')
21.30 hr
Anthropological Resistance
- Volerà nel '70 (Gruppo '70 - Antonio Bueno, Lucia Marcucci, Eugenio Miccini, Lamberto Pignotti, 1965, 16mm on DVD , colour & B/N, sound, 7')
- Cucito, Pane, Apartheid, l'uscio (Stanislao Pacus, 1972, Super 8 mm on DVD , colour, silent, 12')
- Mia Zia (Nino Pezzella, 1989, 16mm , colour, sound, 1'30'')
- Cocullo (Nino Pezzella, 2000, 16mm , colour, sound, 30')
- Esciuè (Maricò Valente, 2000 - Francia/Italia, S16mm /35mm on DVD , colour, sound, 9')
- S (Ampelio Zappalorto, 2000, super 8, colour, sound, 18')
- Pale-Judea (Costantino Ciervo, 2002, DVD , colour, sound, 10')
- Alias (Aldo Runfola, 2004, Digi Beta on DVD , colour, 7')
- The Football Hunters (Paolo W. Tamburella, 2007, Mini DV, colour, sound, 23')
Nino Pezzella, Paolo W. Tamburella and Ampelio Zappalorto will be attending the screenings
23.30 hr
Piero Golia
- Killer Shrimps (2004, Beta, colour, ver. Ing, 80')
Sunday December 14th
16.30 hr
Symbolist Labyrinths
- A proposito di Ezra Pound (Martino & Adel Oberto, 1955, 8mm on DVD , b&w, 14')
- Amore Mio, Virgola (Tonino Casula, 1978, Super 8 on Mini DV , colour, 9')
- Movie Trailer for Not-a-Superhero: Wherever You Are Not (Luca Buvoli, 1997, 2'42'')
- Not-a-Superhero: Inside and Outside Time (Luca Buvoli, 1997, 16mm on DVD , colour, 5')
- Leuba's Dream 7 (Michele Böhm, 2002, DVD , colour, sound, 8'49'')
- Arsi/Burned  (Aldo Runfola, 2004, DVD , colour, sound, 45')
- The possible ties between illness and success (Carlo Zanni, 2006, Mini DV , 2'35'')
- Crisalide (Loic Sturani, 2007, Mini DV, colour, sound, 13'30'')
Michele Böhm, Martino & Adel Oberto and Paolo W. Tamburella will be attending the screenings
18.30 hr
Enigmatic Stilnovo no.1
- Le Court Bouillon (Silvio & Vittorio Loffredo, 1951-62, 8mm on DVD , B&W, 30')
- Propos Contemporains Sur La Femme Décousue (Pietro Ferrua, 1988, Super 8 on Beta SP, colour, french, 45')
- L'Enigma Di Isidore Ducasse (Mario Franco, 1971, 16mm , colour, music by John Cage, 7')
- Hilarisdoppio (Paolo Gioli, 1972, 16mm, B&W, 25')
- Aurèlia (Arcangelo Mazzoleni, 1980, Super 8 on DVD , colour, sound, 10')
- Actresstress (Massimo Drago, 1987-2004, Super 8, colour, sound, 7')
- ¦ ¦ (Pietro D'Agostino, 2008, B&W, 4'39'')
Pietro D'Agostino, Massimo Drago and Arcangelo Mazozleni will be attending the screenings
21.00 hr
Andrea Flamini Retrospective
- Measures of Distance (2008, Screening version of the two-channel video installation, 2.1 sound, colour, 4') [Premiere]
- shortmovieaboutnothing (remix) (2005/06, Single-channel version, 2.1 sound, colour, 10')
- Melodrama No. 8 (The Healing Chamber) (2003, Photographs & video footage, Screening version of 3-channel generative video, colour, 2')
- Roma (The Skin Tucked In Under It) (2007, Single-channel video, 5.1 sound, colour, 16'40'') - Parts 1 and 2
- Kafka (2003, Found photographs, Screening version of the two-channel generative video installation, 2.1 sound, monochrome, 4')
- Language Left Inside (2007, Single-channel, 2.1 sound, colour, 4'22'')
- The Spider and The Firefly (study for a melodrama) [excerpts] (2005/06, Single-channel video. 2.1 sound, colour, 32'13'')
- Impromptu No. 3 (2004, Archival footage, Screening version of the two-channel video installation, 2.1 sound, monochrome, 3')
- Impromptu No. 2 (Boxer) (2003, Film footage, Screening version of the two-channel generative video installation, 2.1 sound, monochrome, 3')
- Notebook, No.1 (2007, Single-channel video, 2.1 sound, colour, 7'01'')
- Notebook, No.2 (2007, Single-channel video, 2.1 sound, colour, 4',05'')
- Notebook, No.3 (2007, Single-channel video, 2.1 sound, colour, 6',56'')
- The Edge of Things (2008, Single-channel video, 2.1 sound, colour, 19') [ Premiere ]
The artist will be will be attending the screenings
22.30 hr
Nato Frascà Retrospective: I Moti Dell'Inconscio
- Kappa (1965, 16mm on DVD , colour & B/W, sound, 47')
- Soglie (1967-78, 8 & 16mm on DVD , B/W , 20')
Franca D'Angelo will be attending the screenings

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