A Free Fall into the Realm of Electricity - In Visible Light
A film performance by Italian experimental filmmaker Gianmarco Donaggio
By: In Visible Light
In the ceaseless ebb and flow of modern life, there exists an unseen tapestry that binds the kinetic energies of nature, the intricate dance of infrastructures, and the luminous canvases of our screens. This tapestry is woven by the invisible currents of electricity, a force that travels from the heart of natural elements to the very essence of our digital existence. Within this intricate flux lies a profound beauty, a beauty that celebrates connection, interdependence, and the vital cycle of energy.
The journey begins with a visual statement: what you are watching here is made by the very same subject of this film; moving images are electricity. Following, comes a poetic the display of the very processes that give rise to electricity - air, water, and fire - transcending the screen to become a living dance of creation. From these elemental origins, the performance shifts its gaze to trace the journey of current through intricate infrastructures that traverse both natural landscapes and urban environments, including power lines. The grand finale of In Visible Light unveils the enthralling moment of electricity's consumption within bustling cities. Through live editing, the performance transforms the act of consumption into a dynamic symphony of energy and light, bridging the gap between technology and humanity.
About the Director
Distinguished for his exploration of the moving image's role within society and a profound interest in the evolutionary trajectory of motion in cinematic expression, Gianmarco Donaggio (b. 1991, Italy) stands as a hybrid figure in avant-garde filmmaking. Through his cinematic endeavours, he beckons audiences to challenge, disrupt, and transcend the culturally and historically entrenched assumptions that have shaped the art of filming. At the heart of Donaggio's research lies his fascination for the kinetic, bare movement, the motion intended as the necessary and primer element of cinema, an element which is investigated through unconventional recording methodologies in his works. His film and video installations have graced the screens of prestigious international film festivals and contemporary art institutions, resonating with audiences worldwide.
The art film will premiere at Mirage Film Festival in October 2023.
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