Cinema - Event posted by elena
Matilde Gagliardo exhibits the video portraits of Margaret Atwood and Dominique Cabrera at the XXXX International Film and Women's Festival, Cinema La Compagnia, Florence, 21-25 November 2018.
Portrait 152, Dominique Cabrera, director, 2017, 10 '
The Portrait of Dominique Cabrera, director, was made on November 11, 2017, in Florence, while he was a guest at the XXXIX "International Film and Women's Festival".
Portrait 159, Margaret Atwood, writer, 2018, 10 '
The Portrait of Margaret Atwood, writer, was made on May 6, 2018, at the Santa Maddalena Foundation, Donnini (Reggello, Florence), during the XII "Festival of Writers - Gregor von Rezzori Award - City of Florence", of which he was a guest .
These videos are part of a series of 'silent' Portraits, produced from 2005 onwards. I ask the characters, the most varied by profession and age, to pose for about ten minutes, without speaking or acting. After this time, I record their comments on the experience I have just experienced. Until now I have produced one hundred and sixty-seven portraits and the series continues to grow. With the people who look at us from the screen you can also talk: the video portraits in fact lead to establish a silent conversation, ideal with the subjects portrayed, accompanied by the sounds of the surrounding space. Looking at the characters filmed in the absence of words - although we can only imagine their thoughts and reactions -, their individuality is revealed in a subtle way, while at the same time the figures that "watch" us, bring us to look at the inside ourselves. It is an opportunity to get closer to their spirit and ours, to linger, to think, to perceive our deepest values. The people portrayed are close to us even if we deal with something else, and at the end, listening to their considerations, we leave the enchantment of these tacit conversations.
Monto the Portraits individually or in groups, associated by affinity of various nature. In this last case I scroll the portraits consecutively (or, in some cases, simultaneously), and the comments come all at the end. Each single portrait or group of portraits is projected on a different screen in a staggered way. Several portraits or groups of portraits are projected simultaneously on multiple screens in the same environment.
Project, direction, shooting, editing, production of Matilde Gagliardo.
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