SEASON I

Program 01 15.10.05
Program 02 22.10.05
Program 03 29.10.05
Program 04 05.11.05
Program 05 12.11.05
Program 06 19.11.05
Program 07 26.11.05
Program 08 03.12.05
Program 09 10.12.05
Program 10 17.12.05
Program 11 25.12.05
Program 12 07.01.06
Program 13 14.01.06
Program 14 21.01.06
Program 15 28.01.06
Program 16 04.02.06
Program 17 11.02.06
Program 18 18.02.06
Program 19 25.02.06
Program 20 04.03.06
Program 21 11.03.06
Program 22 18.03.06
Program 23 25.03.06
Program 24 01.04.06
Program 25
08.04.06
Program 26 15.04.06
Program 27 22.04.06
Program 28 29.04.06


SEASON II

Program 01 14.10.06
Program 02 21.10.06
Program 03 28.10.06
Program 04 04.11.06
Program 05 11.11.06
Program 06 18.11.06
Program 07 25.11.06
Program 08 02.12.06
Program 09 09.12.06
Program 10 16.12.06
Program 11 23.12.06
Program 12 30.12.06
Program 13 06.01.07
Program 14 13.01.07
Program 15 20.01.07
Program 16 27.01.07
Program 17 03.02.07
Program 18 10.02.07
Program 19 17.02.07
Program 20 24.02.07
Program 21 03.03.07
Program 22 10.03.07
Program 23 17.03.07
Program 24 24.03.07
Program 25 31.03.07
Program 26 07.04.07
Program 27 14.04.07
Program 28 21.04.07
Program 29 28.04.07


Swan
2006, 5 min.
(super 8mm transferred to video)

Swan is a re-photographing of a popular television extreme make over program, “The Swan”.  The obscure and abstract super 8 images de-construct the polished TV show.  Superimposed are the images of stitches dancing on the screen as an attempt, in vain, to sew the images back to whole and a comment on the invasive nature of the program on the female body.


Tematiche
1995,
9:50 min. (16mm, b&w, sound)

Tematiche is an interpretation of Italian Philosopher Gian Battista Vico’s theory on the development of language.  Vico describes three stages through which the process of language occurs, Sense, Fantasy, and Reason.  The film is a visual exploration of these stages, revolving around physical and psychological images of an individual’s daily routine.  The sound starts with the “Intona Rumori” sounds by Luigi Russolo and transform into electronic sounds based on Russolo's manifesto “The art of Noise”.  The conclusion reveals language as an abstraction by fusing sound and image into an explosion of reason.


Bridge
2006, 8 min.
(super 8mm transferred to video, color, sound)

Bridge is a visual loop of images of the Brooklyn Bridge under surveillance by a police helicopter.  The audio is composed by the sounds of the bridge rocking to the music box lullaby's that play to the rhythm of the de-constructed loop.



Gramsci-Roma
2005, 8 min.
(super 8mm transferred to video, b&w, sound)

Gramsci-Roma is inspired by the prison letters of Antonio Gramsci and the city of Rome, where he was arrested by the Fascist-dominated Italian state in 1926.  The film represents Rome with images that lie in-between quotidian and tourism.  These images weave through and collide
the economic and class struggle presented by Gramsci and the coexistence of modern capital consumption and the historical commodity of the ancient city of Rome.


Tintura
2003, 9:50 min.
(16mm transfer to video, color, sound)

This film includes filmed frames that were hand manipulated with bleach and hand painted.  The visual component is constructed by fragments of previous work and the sound is created from fragments of individual improvised noise.  It juxtaposes two cultures from an immigrant's perspective. Religious traditions become indicative of a stifling but yet passionate culture which form the basis of memories and dreams of the land of origin.


ZigZag
2006, 6 min.
(16mm transferred to video, color, sound)

ZigZag is a film that was part of a performance called “Eyes needs Ears” that  asked filmmakers to produce a silent film for musicians to use as a score in a live performance.  This film was sewn in a sewing machine.  Lines of thread form a dancing zigzag stitching pattern which the musician plays along with a guitar solo.

 

 

Program 10 December 16, 2006

 


Personal filmmaking: the filmworks of Vincenzo Mistretta

OVP presents Vincenzo Mistretta, un artista che utilizza il mezzo cinematografico e il video variando nelle sue molteplici possibilità: dal documentario a sfondo sociale, al video come esperimento visivo, to experimental narrative.  This program fouceses on different applications of 16mm and super 8mm within the vast body of his experimental work, e sulla multimedialità dei lavori che vedremo: in alcuni troviamo più esplicitamente questa caratteristica di far riferimento a supporti diversi (Swan, 2006) o addirittura di creare un film senza macchina da presa (ZigZag, 2006) cucendo la pellicola con una macchina per cucire.  Le sperimentazioni sui supporti, sull’utilizzo del suono e sui temi trattati, fanno del suo lavoro  un interessante punto di vista sulla possibilità di integrare modalità meno nuove come la pellicola con mezzi contemporanei come il video e il montaggio digitale. His works are characterized by a continual research of different applications of filmmaking, the result a poetic expression.

Buona Visione!

Vincenzo Mistretta

Swan
2006, 5 min.
(super 8mm transferred to video)

Tematiche
1995,
9:50 min. (16mm, b&w, sound)

Bridge
2006, 8 min.
(super 8mm transferred to video, color, sound)

Gramsci-Roma
2005, 8 min.
(super 8mm transferred to video, b&w, sound)

Tintura
2003, 9:50 min.
(16mm transfer to video, color, sound)

ZigZag
2006, 6 min.
(16mm transferred to video, color, sound)