Padova – Palazzo Angeli
Fotogramma per Fotogramma
Frame by Frame
From June 15 to July 16, 2017
Exhibition Opening: June 15 2017, h. 17.30
Authors: Roberto Catani, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Magda Guidi, Virginia Mori, Marco Capellacci, Stefano Ricci, Alvise Renzini, Virgilio Villoresi, Francesco Vecchi, Beatrice Pucci, Michele Bernardi, Igor imhoff, Martina Scarpelli, Mauro Carraro, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.
The exhibition is a bird’s eye view survey of the contemporary production of animated short films in Italy. For this reason, we chose a programmatic structure that emphasizes the reference points (not only geographical, but also cultural), as well as the subsequent technical research which develops a sort of linguistic affinity in the authors.
The country’s polycentric landscape results in a diverse, interesting and unique environment. This very Italian characteristic is highlighted by a route where you can browse what is happening in this very particular area of auteur animated film.
And so, we start with the classic technique of drawn animation and, therefore, at the Urbino School of the Book, Roberto Catani, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Magda Guidi, Virginia Mori, Marco Capellacci. We then move to places such as Bologna, Florence and Rome, but also Parma and Pesaro, where we track down productions by authors using pictures, puppets and mixed media, Stefano Ricci, Alvise Renzini, Virgilio Villoresi, Francesco Vecchi, Beatrice Pucci, to conclude in the digital sector where the landscape includes the Experimental Centre of Cinematography of Turin and extends to Milan, Modena and Venice Michele Bernardi, Igor imhoff, Martina Scarpelli, Mauro Carraro, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro. These divisions should not be interpreted rigidly, but they can be useful in defining such a widespread and diversified panorama not only along technical lines, but in a subtler aesthetic and thematic manner, seeing as most productions presented are authorial in character.
The selection of filmmakers is connected to the “Animazioni” DVDs, curated by Paola Bristot and Andrea Martignoni, a series of video anthologies started in 2010; it is an attempt to collect the best animated short films made in Italy, in light of the ever increasing attention towards those films at the international level. From this point of view, the style and quality of the work demonstrates a vitality and excitement that seems well-suited to an exhibition.
The exhibition is supported and organized by the Comune di Padova Settore Cultura, Turismo, Musei e Biblioteche and is open during the 29th Annual Conference of the SAS-Society for Animation Studies at the University of Padova. It is curated by the Association Viva Comix.
Open: 10-18 – Closed on Tuesday (Free Entry)
Info: +39 049 8204529 – www.padovacultura.it