Sookoon Ang
John Arndt
Backbreakerneckbrace
Elisabetta Benassi
Wolfgang Berkowski
Johanna Billing
Brian Block
Opie Boero-Imwinkelried
Daniel Bozhkov
Lasse Brandt
aka Bosse Sudenburg

Sarra Brill
Thomas M. Callori
Rob Carter
Anetta Mona Chisa
Suzy Cho
William Cobbing
Tyler Coburn
Patricia Cronin
Keren Cytter
Jen DeNike
Robert Ladislas Derr
Stanislao Di Giugno
Ra di Martino
Honoré d'O
Steven Eastwood
Chris Ernst
Billy Erhard
Mariana Ferratto
Oriana Fox
Rainer Ganahl
Jean-Baptiste Ganne
Mario Garcia Torres
Emil Goh
Goldiechiari
Dara Greenwald
Vincent Grenier
Jesper Just
Rob Johannesma
John Kelly
Jeroen Kooijmans
William Lamson
Penny Lane

Sandra Eula Lee
Jochen Lempert
Jason Livingston
Jennifer Locke
Giuliano Lombardo
Marie Losier
Mary Magsamen
& Stephen Hillerbrand

Giulia Mainenti
Kristine Marx
Tara Mateik
Ursula Mayer
Jacopo Miliani
Franklin Miller
Vincenzo Mistretta
Liana Miuccio
Joshua Mosley
Willett Moss
Shana Moulton
Lydia Moyer
Jeremy Newman
New Humans
Nicedisc
Olaf Nicolai
Dan Oki
Joao Onofre
Jimmy Owenns
Arzu Ozkal Telhan
Jose Parral
Sarah Paul
Julie Perini
Rosalind Peters
PH.ON
Alessandro Piangiamore
Cesare Pietroiusti
Frederic Post
Gunter Puller
Marco Raparelli
Alia Raza
Asad Raza
Jack Riccobono
G. Alan Rhodes
Manuel Saiz
Alessandro Sarra
Corrado Sassi
Mathew Sawyer
Jennifer Schmidt
Guendalina Salini
Cigdem Slankard
Claudia Sohrens
Mirjam Somers
Nomi Talisman
Jennet Thomas
Jennie Thwing
Lucia Tkacova
Nathan Townes-Anderson
Thomas Tsang
Ken Ueno
Guido van der Werve
Marcella Vanzo
Nico Vascellari
Luca Vitone
Clemens von Wedemeyer
Patrick Ward
Julita Wojcik
Emiliano Zelada
ZimmerFrei
Sarah Zwerling

Ristorante Italia
animation
(2007) 4:36 min.

A sometimes unexpected, sometimes forboding, chain of events take place inside a dive restaurant. The viewer is eyewitness to the occurance of the restaurant’s normal working and other activities that occur without beginning or end. Only the eventual arrival of evening suggests possibile relief or a truce.

Pass Me By
animation
(2006) 4:36 min.

A small child, with legs of a flea, walks through a dilapidated and abandoned city. The child meets a street vendor from whom he buys a balloon on which is drawn a face identical to that of the child. The child later loses the balloon and, from that moment on, a series of disastrous events occur as the video follows the balloon, the true protagonist of the story. A sensation of impending catastrophe, a nonsensical sequence of events and an apparent happy ending all co-exist.

Restroom
animation
(2005) 3:51 min.

Restroom developed from a drawing in which three fat men form the shape of a pyramid as they attempt to collect rainwater in a glass. I created my first experiment in video animation from this image in which the story creates a surreal and visionary situation. The protagonist of the video opens the door of a bathroom and finds himself on a beach where he meets his two doppelgangers. Together they perform a series of acrobatic games. Returning to reality, he throws the rainwater away, thus negating his previous efforts.

 

MARCO RAPARELLI

www.adottaunartista.org

I use a variety of media in my work, including drawing, painting and video animation. I believe, however, that drawing best represents my practice. I began with a character called “Bef”, who I still continue to draw, but the themes and characters have increased in number. Bef is a clumsy, coarse, heavy-set woman who almost seems to incarnate the prototype of an anthropological degradation. She represents a research territory of great interest and stimulation for my work, though I approach this research without any social criticism or satire. Departing from this character and by drawing situations in her daily life, I was able to access a series of micro-worlds which rotate around imaginary characters whose situations are often surreal and grotesque.

Narration is the principle characteristic of my video work. It is never, however, the point of departure but rather the consequence of a deviation of themes that are represented by very precise images or drawings which transmit/evoke sensations. Making these animations is to concretize what the image hides within itself, it is a free and extemporaneous deviation on an image that carries others with it and connects one to the other to create infinite micro-worlds.

-Marco Raparelli