From Pasolini to Bazin (football) via Daney or Godard (tennis), sport has fascinated many filmmakers and film theorists, as a social fact but also for its undeniable aesthetic qualities of bodies that box, swim, run, of body represented in the effort, nudes or not. This phenomenon is part of a historical continuity of the image. Indeed, we see at the end of the nineteenth century, after centuries dominated by particular religious iconography, a resurgence of this representation, notably Manet, Cezanne and Degas.
Having learnt from experimental and vanguard cinema, as well as contemporary music, Roberto Nanni is constantly looking for a synthesis between a visual and audio language which can with rare non-chalance confuse documentation and abstractism. An emotional deconstruction that questions every type of language and refuses conventional narration.
The book brings together notes, photos, sketches, precious testimonies of his research and of his intimate knowledge of technical and expressive means, as well as Stefano Catucci and Bruno Di Marino's critical texts.