VerniXage

September, 9 – 12, 2011
different venues, Milan

Vernixage, a new film series dedicated to the intersection of film with video art, will be presented into the Milano Film Festival. The latter is gaining importance thanks to more and more video artists using a more formal narrative voice and structure that moves closer to that used in films.

In the last few years, thanks to advancements in technology and the lowered costs of film equipment, the gap between big-budget productions and independent ones has slowly been bridged.

The aim of Milano Film Festival is to provide an audience to these forms of expression and an opportunity to think about possible developments in this genre of film. By gathering filmmakers and screening artists works Vernixage, curated by Davide Giannella, hopes to generate new fields of research and investigation.

Among the others artists (Alterazioni Video, Yuri Ancarani, Francesco Fei, Lech Majewsk, Nathaniel Mellors, Marinella Senatore) Armin Linke will show his new film “Alps”. According to the words of the author:

“Alpi is the result of seven years of research on contemporary perceptions of the landscape of the Alps, juxtaposing places and situations across all eight bordering nations and spanning the territories of four languages. In the film, the Alps are encountered like an island that is connected to various global transformations. We undertook many journeys in the alpine region, which, ironically, led us as far as Dubai. The film shows the Alps as a key location, owing to its delicacy and environmental importance, where one can observe and study the complexity of social, economic, and political relationships. In the Europe of today, the Alps are a hotbed for modernity and its illusions.”

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A Film Cycle

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March 26 – 27 2011
Cinema Farnese Persol – Piazza di Campo de’ Fiori, 56, Rome  (Free entry)

A project by Nomas Foundation
Curated by Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni

Artists: Duncan Campbell, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Renzo Martens, Deimantas Narkevicius, Hito Steyerl
And a work by Rossella Biscotti

Recounting, translating, sharing, reflecting, developing, transforming, revealing, disclosing, enchating. A film cycle, analyses through the works of five internationally acclaimed artists the way in which documentary film tackles the narrative device, develops the construction of stories and the transmission of history and reality.

A film cycle is a two days festival including film screenings and artist’s talk that focuses on works by Duncan Campbell, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Renzo Martens, Deimantas Narkevicius, Hito Steyerl.
Each session is articulated in three parts: the screening of the artist’s film, a Q&A session with the public and  the projection of a film or extract from a film of a filmmaker that the invited artist indicates as a reference for his/her work. La cinematografia è l’arma più forte by Rossella Biscotti will be screened as an intermezzo before the beginning of each session, introducing the audience to the ambiguities of the political and economic investment in the cultural environment.

Through the works of the selected artists A film cycle fosters the audience to question the way in which memory is conveyed, how we represent history and construct the documental, how we re-write our past and present diverse readings of our traces, how we protect and transmit the singularity that every single life represents vis à vis the great economic, social, political changes which we are witnessing today.

Screening calendar

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ASVOFF

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Premiere, 25/26/27 Sep 2009, Palais de Tokyo

Awards + Carte Blanche à Rick Owens, 8 Oct 2009, Centre Pompidou

International fashion icon Diane Pernet presents «A Shaded View on Fashion Film 2009», the second edition of Paris’s first annual film festival dedicated to Fashion, Style and Beauty. This edition, premiering at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, features works by/with Roísín Murphy, Erwin Olaf, Steven Klein, Chris Cunningham, Johan Renck, Undercover — Jun Takahashi, Mr Pearl, Chloe Sevigny, Kim Gordon, Dita Von Teese, Yelle…
Hosted by the Palais de Tokyo the festival is then set to travel around the world (see upcoming screenings).
«A Shaded View on Fashion Film» (ASVOFF) shakes up the old rules of fashion by putting the focus on the moving image, in an industry long dominated by the “still” photographic medium. ASVOFF is a festival including a film selection & competition, documentaries, features and installations. The common thread that binds this diverse program is the use of fashion, beauty and/or style as the principal subject, theme or cinematic aesthetic. The festival is a study in the drama, power and personification that fashion evokes and commands on screen.
Proficient jury, which reviewed the 50 films in competition, consists of established personalities from the fields of art, film production, fashion, advertising and the media: Rick Owens, Nan Goldin, Maria de Medeiros, Eric Tong Cuong, Éric Troncy, Laurent Goumarre, Hélène Ségol.


Have a look to the work of our friend Alia Raza

ASVOFF official site