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ArteVisione 2011

For the first edition of Artevisione, four Italian artists – Yuri Ancarani, Francesco Bertocco, Giuseppe Fanizza and the group ZimmerFrei – have collaborated with Sky. Using their language, each artist proposes an unpublished reflection on the medium of television, from production to transmission, in its different aspects.

With “San Siro”, the prying eye of Yuri Ancarani’s camera shows the construction of live sports in the temple of football, the San Siro Stadium in Milan. Every single detail, from engineers to cables and the team, becomes an epic gesture narrated until the moment before the show that we all know.

With “Intervallo”, ZimmerFrei imagines dilated moments of a television programming, born as portraits of a place – the large Milanese headquarters of Sky – and some human micro-accidents that occur.

Even Giuseppe Fanizza suggests an interruption of programming with instants of self-vision, where the spectator becomes the object of his own gaze. In the “Spectaculum” video, he wonders about the magnetism of the television medium and the persistence of its power in the era of the Internet.

In “Family Show”, Francesco Bertocco takes a behind-the-scenes look at the reality show – one of the media phenomena of our times – not to observe its imposing technological and organisational structure, but to dwell on the sociological aspects that fuel it.

The collaboration between Sky Italia and Careof has represented an important moment of comparison and growth for both. The exchange of different skills was also an added value for the artists who worked on source material that was difficult to access otherwise.

The works, designed for Sky airtime, were aired, with a monthly schedule, on Sky Arte HD (channel 120) and later on other channels of the platform.


Careof and Sky for the Social for Young Italian Artists
Winning artists: Yuri Ancarani, Francesco Bertocco, Giuseppe Fanizza, ZimmerFrei
Curated by: Chiara Agnello, Careof
Production: Marta Bianchi, Careof and Cristina Fenzi, Sky
Coordination: Rossella Terzolo, Careof


Born in 1999 from the collaboration between Anna Rispoli (1974), Anna de Manincor (1972) and Massimo Carozzi (1967), ZimmerFrei is a group of artists with transversal practices based in Bologna and Bruxelles. The group works in the field of visual arts and performance, music and cinema, realising works of various formats that each time redefine a language and require devices for fruition: sound environments, video installations, performances, multimedia shows, documentary films, photographic series, objects, or audio-visual prototypes. ZimmerFrei is dedicated to the investigation of urban spaces, from city centres to suburbs. The group focuses on interstitial areas to tell stories and very specific portions of reality, where details of lived life converse in a present, past and future time with imaginary landscapes. Their productions – whether they originate in Rome, Milan, Brussels, Copenhagen, Budapest, Mutonia or Marseille – become an opportunity to linger at a single point until they sink into the heart of the city and build narratives around the social universe.
Selection of solo exhibitions. 2015: “CONTINUO”, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague. 2014: ZimmerFrei. Gotham Prize, Italian Institute of Culture, New York; “So sinnoso, frorese de su sonu”, ZimmerFrei and Gavino Ledda, “MAN”, Nuoro. 2013: “W. Sept parcours autour de Wielemans-Ceuppens”, Wiels, Brussels. 2012: “Where we come from”, L’Ozio, Amsterdam; “Panorama”, AuditoriumArte, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome. Selection of group exhibitions. 2014: “Glitch. Interferenze tra arte e cinema in Italia”, PAC, Milan; “Score. Between Image and sound”, MARCO, Vigo (Spain); “Afterimage. Rappresentazione del conflitto”, Galleria Civica di Trento; “Vivement dimanche! (but also) Le Dimanche de la vie”, Casabianca, Zola Predosa (BO); “Relation(s).”, 12th Festival of contemporary art, Ptuj, Slovenia. 2013: “Post-Classici”, Fori Imperiali, Rome.

“Intervallo” counts nine very short videos, intense portraits of places inside the Sky Italia headquarters in Milan. Each intervallo (interval) is dedicated to a different space and it is characterised by a sound composition that mixes recordings, music, and electroacoustic sounds, making sound and atmosphere an evocative unicum that transforms places populated by dreams and cinematic figures.
The nine clips act as “interval between broadcasts”, unexpected moments that mark a change of pace, a suspension in the programmes and information flow. These are evocations, suspended times and free imaginations, short escapes from the other side of the screen that paint imaginary, poetic and dreamy moments hidden in the folds of the work.

Technical data sheet
Year: [2011]2013
Running time: 14’30”
Technical specifications: 1920x1080, Apple ProRes, 25fps
Production: Careof, Sky Italia
Photography: Fabrizio La Palombara
Sound: Massimo Carozzi
Editing: Anna de Manincor
Colour correction: Walter Cavatoi
Graphics: Alessandro Micheli
Title graphics: Lucio Apolito

Francesco Bertocco - “Family Show”

Francesco Bertocco (1983) works and lives in Milan.
In 2009, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in modern literature at the University of Milan and in 2011 a second one in Cinema and Video at the Accademia di Brera. His works are exhibited in important Italian and international institutions: PAC, Milan; OCAT, Shanghai; MAMbo, Bologna; Museo del Novecento, Milan; Viafarini DOCVA, Milan; Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno; Villa Romana, Florence; Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago; Bienal Internacional de Arte SIART, La Paz; MA*GA, Gallarate; Centrale Fies, Dro; Fondazione Mario Merz, Turin; La Rada - spazio per l’arte contemporanea, Locarno.

In “Family Show” there isn’t a reconstruction or a creation of staging as it often happens in Bertocco's works, but a direct and rich confrontation with people. Fascinated by the media power of reality shows and by their ability to spectacularize the human existence, the artist faces the imposing organisational machine of X-Factor. The goal is not to narrate the moment of the show, but rather to plunge into the human flow that invades the casting locations. The camera is a prying eye wandering through the crowd, trying to isolate words and emotions. In this way, Bertocco gives voice to the dreams of young contestants through the words of their parents and relatives, to investigate their expectations, hopes and weaknesses. The result is a vivid and detailed portrait of the family in the 2000s with the changes, evolutions, and transformations in progress.

Technical data sheets
Year: [2011]2013
Running time: 19’21”
Technical specifications: 1920x1080, Apple ProRes, 25fps
Shooting-editing: Francesco Bertocco
Production: Careof, Sky Italia
Audio Post-Production: Marco Acquafredda
Assistant directors: Riccardo Rolandi, Sara Cattaneo

Giuseppe Fanizza - "Spectaculum”

Giuseppe Fanizza, (1979, Fasano) works mainly using photography and footage as research tools for investigating the territory, the social landscape and the topographic memory. His projects are often created as detailed audio-visual research shared with workgroups. Starting from a detailed collection of traces, he structures progressively broader narratives that overcome the immediate object of investigation and provide an overview of the subjects being researched, creating proper curatorial projects based on open-access archives.
Selection of solo exhibitions. 2014: “817 Selfies”, Castello Ducale di Agliè, #CrossHeritage project; 2013: “Immaginari di Confine”, Headquarters of Helvetia Assicurazioni, Milan. 2012: “Stanze”, On the Move, Festival della Fotografia, Cortona. Selection of group exhibitions. 2015: “The Wall. Art face to face with borders”, Careof, Milan; “Projekt Metropolis”, CSW Kronika, Bytom, Poland. 2014: “Where is the familiar”, GlogauAIR, Berlin; “Frammenti d’Italia #3”, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa. 2013: “Habitat Project”, Milano&Oltre, Triennale, Milan; 2012: “Fight Specific Isola”, by Isola Art Center, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan.

“Spectaculum” is a video work created as a series of interference of television programming. The project originates from a shooting in public places where real and imaginary communities were intent on staring at a bright screen which broadcasts sporting events on Sky channels. By investigating the perceptual flow between spectator, medium and spectacle, i.e., between the subject, the shooting and the image transmission medium, the artist triggers a short circuit between reality and representation. Reality itself – during a moment of confusion and suspension – becomes part of the continuous flow of solicitations in which the image of the spectator (the real) is rebroadcast as a show (the representation). Reality is turned into a show.

Technical data sheets
Year: (2011) 2013
Video HD
Running time: 12’
Author: Giuseppe Fanizza
Title: Spectaculum
Year: (2011) 2013
Shooting, editing and audiovisual post-production: Giuseppe Fanizza
Technical specifications: 54 clips, with and without audio, 1920x1080, Apple ProRes, 25fps
Full version: 12:00, with audio, 1920x1080, Apple ProRes, 25fps

Yuri Ancarani - "San Siro”

Yuri Ancarani (Ravenna, 1972) is represented by Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin and by ZERO..., Milan.
He is an Italian video artist and filmmaker, and his works are the result of an ongoing fusion between documentary film and contemporary art that are often the outcome of a research aimed at exploring barely visible regions of everyday life – realities in which the artist enters in first person.
His works are exhibited in many national and international exhibitions and museums, including: Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli-Turin, Italy); Manifesta 12 (Palermo, Italy); Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, Switzerland); Art Basel Unlimited (Basel, Switzerland); 16° Quadriennale d’Arte - Altri tempi, altri miti, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome); 55° International Art Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice Biennale (Italy); Beursschouwburg (Brussels, Belgium); CAC, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (Geneva, Switzerland); Centre Pompidou (Paris, France); Fondazione Sandretto, Re Rebaudengo (Turin); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, California); AMACI, Museo del Novecento (Milan); MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (Rome); R.Solomon Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA); Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France); RaebervonStenglin (Zurich, Switzerland); Stiftung Insel Hombroich (Neuss, Germany).

"San Siro” is a film focused on the world of football. A silent gaze on the less visible aspects of the temple of this discipline: the San Siro Stadium in Milan. In contrast to what is usually filmed, the work focuses on the production of the show and the laborious preparation of a match where staff, engineers, directors, and workers become the unwitting protagonists of the story. They are like actors with their own precise choreography and also reveal the unimaginable 'behind-the-scenes' production made up of repeated gestures in a timeless dimension and simple actions – such as repainting the field lines, running the cables for the live television or inspecting each individual space. On the other side, the incredibly human football players approach the entrance to the giant arena. Ancarani offers a valuable example of artistic research about Italian society – in which football has always been the glue that holds them together – highlighting its transformations, lights and shadows. The project, created by ArteVisione, was further developed thanks to the support of the MAXXI Museum - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo - in Rome as part of the 2014 MAXXI Award.

Technical data sheets
Year: [2011]2014
Running time: 24’
Technical specifications: 1920x1080, Apple ProRes, 25fps
Production: Careof, MAXXI- Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, SKY Italia, STUDIO ANCARANI
Production Supervisor: Marta Bianchi
Sound design: Mirco Mencacci
Sound mixer: Paolo Benvenuti, Mirko Fabbri, Mirco Mencacci
Original music: Lorenzo Senni, Wang Inc.