ivi categoria: documentary

Amor Vacui represents an idealistic sharpening of perception, a loss of craving for the object as such.


  • Year: 2003
  • Original Format: PAL 16:9, Dolby Digital
  • Duration: 20:00 minutes
  • Language: english
Credits
  • Director: Antonella Kurzen

Chema Alvargonzalez’s profile places light at the centre of his search, both natural and artificial light. In his photographic images, as well as in the suggestive installations which he achieves, light shapes space, at the same time revealing its value which is full of meaning. His favourite themes are architectural and landscape visions, both urban and those of nature. In some cases, they are people, captured in moments of spontaneity. Whet is important is the underlying conceptual meaning, a meaning which generally inspires the artist to choose the image to represent.


  • Year: 2002
  • Original Format: mini dv
  • Duration: 22:00 minutes
  • Language: Italian/Spanish (available with english subtitles)
Credits
  • Director: Antonella Kurzen
  • Cinematographer: Antonella Kurzen
  • Editing: Antonella Kurzen
  • Production Company: Fine Arts Unternehmen video + film AG

Does contemporary art still belong in galleries? What kind of alternative spaces today can allow artists to dialogue with actual society and to face our cultural identity. The video “The City of Gas” inspired by the exhibition “IN-PRESSIONE: Contemporary Artists in the Industrial Memory”, which ended recently at the Officine del Gas di Bovisa in Milan, is the starting point to reflect a new on the value of artistic expression outside the traditional circuits and to put the young face to face with the issues and calls of their own territory.


  • Year: 2001
  • Original Format: mini dv
  • Duration: 18:00 minutes
  • Language: Italian (available with english subtitles)
Credits
  • Director: Antonella Kurzen
  • Cinematographer: Antonella Kurzen
  • Editing: Antonella Kurzen
  • Production Company: Fine Arts Unternehmen video + film AG

 

Die Aufteilung der Güter in der Gesellschaft ist vollkommen unnötig
The division of possessions in society is perfectly useless
La ripartizione degli averi nella società è perfettamente inutile.

 

Violently Happy – come calm me down before I get into trouble
Violently Happy – I’m aiming too high
Violently Happy – I’ll get into trouble real soon
Violently Happy – overemotional

 

Suffocation and destortion are two things we feel every day in our society – when we’re in a narrow, geometrical, cold and detached conference room, or even in our office, rented appartment or kitchen.
Surrounded by a thousand objects yet feeling lost, disoriented and eventually claustrophobic.
Geometry sometimes makes you feel uncomfortable. Perfection kills you.
What we hear or listen to these days are usually distortions of something not even close to reality. Not even close to sincerity. I believe it’s because of cowardliness. People can’t take reality – what it means to really feel. They can only handle ambiguity and suspicion.

Gea Politi


Credits

Amor Vacui represents an idealistic sharpening of perception, a loss of craving for the object as such.
Curator of the exhibition Amor Vacui was Milovan Farranota.
Artists who took part in this exhibition were Marco Papa, Roberta Silva, Luisa Rabbia, Gruppo A12, Marzia Migliora.


  • Year: 2003
  • Original Format: PAL 16:9, Dolby Digital
  • Duration: 20:00 minutes
  • Language: english
Credits
  • Director: Antonella Kurzen
  • Cinematographer: Antonella Kurzen
  • Editing: Antonella Kurzen
  • Production Company: Fine Arts Unternehmen video + film AG