Memory and identity - continues to grow: to the institutional partnership with the Museo del Novecento is added the collaboration with MADRE - Museo d'arte contemporanea Donnaregina Naples, Mart - Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea Trento and Rovereto, MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo di Rome, Museo d'arte contemporanea Villa Croce di Genoa, with the aim of promoting the prize, promoting the winner and the 10 finalists’s work.
The role of ArteVisione LAB is consolidated like a space in which study the poetics and review the projects of the ten finalists, supported by professionals and by the internationally renowned artist Omer Fast in the role of visiting professor. At the first production prize of € 12.000 and 4 months of residence at Careof in Milan, two development grants are added for the second and third place, consisting in a workshop at the SAE Institute or a 3 month of residence at Careof.
The finalists Sandro Bozzolo, Daniele Costa, Lucia Cristiani, Alessandro Di Pietro, Mati Jhurry, Martina Melilli, Giacomo Raffaelli, Jacopo Rinaldi, Caterina Viganò, Zamenhof (Francesco Sileo e Giulia Trincardi) participated at ArteVisione LAB, a workshop with experts in the audiovisual and film industry held in Milan from 16 to 24 January 2017. The finalists had the chance to meet an outstanding visiting professor: the internationally renowned artist Omer Fast (Jerusalem, 1972). The aim of the workshop was to deepen, discuss and evaluate the projects presented and select the winner.
Visiting Professor: Omer FastOmer Fast was born in Jerusalem in 1972 and grew up between Israel and New York. He received a BFA from Tufts University and from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1995, and also an MFA from Hunter College in New York City in 2000. His work is included in the permanent collections of many institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Metropolitan Musuem of American Art in New York; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tate Modern in London and Center Georges Pompidou in Paris.
Chiara Agnello - Careof Artistic Director
Denis Isaia - Curator Mart - Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto
Roberta Lissidini - Sky CSR
Paolo Moretti - Director of the International Film Festival of La Roche-sur-Yon et du Cinéma Le Concorde, Member of the FIDMarseille Selection Committee and Program Member Visions du Réel
Roberto Pisoni- Sky Art HD Director
Iolanda Ratti- Conservator at Museo del Novecento, Milan
The workshop, organized from January 16 to 24, 2017, was divided into the following modules:
- Introduction and presentation of the project and the 10 finalists
- Deepening of the theme of the announcement, analysis of the working method and the poetics of the visiting professor Omer Fast and open discussion on the projects presented by the finalists
- Introduction to the role of cinematographer - Edoardo Bolli
- Sound techniques - Mirco Mencacci
- The editing and television formats - Maurizio Grillo
- Production, budget management and distribution - Davide Ferazza
- Legal and contractual aspects of the production and sale of works of art with Alessandra Donati
- Preservation of video works with Iolanda Ratti
- Presentation of the 10 projects to the jury
The winnerAfter examining the 10 proposals of the finalists, the jury unanimously decided to reward the project _Mum, I'm sorry_ by the venetian artist and filmmaker Martina Melilli "for the intensity and urgency in tackling the controversial issue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Through a research process and a close and disenchanted sight, able to penetrate the texture of objects belonging to bodies without names, _Mum, I'm sorry_ represents an attempt to restore an identity and redefine geographical and cultural distances. “
The jury also pointed out the originality of the Confabulazione projects of Caterina Viganò (Milan, 1988) and Pauline di Giacomo Raffaelli (Rovereto, 1988) able both, although on different levels and with different languages, to investigate the complexity of the human mind, reflecting on the fascinating obsession with the preservation of experience.