Emilio Vavarella in “No middle, No end” screening program @ LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk (PL)
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22 February 2018 @ 19:00 – 23:45
The screening programme No Middle, No End is a deep journey through a crisis of identity, which no longer adheres to imposed generic standards, drifting into a sense of helplessness caused by physical and mental inertia, panic of failing, and euphoria: something between what Lovink calls the “psychopathology of information overload” and a mystic upper level of awareness. Showcasing video works by artists from different backgrounds, generations, and practices, the programme curated by Federica Patti represents an opportunity to see how the relationship between living beings and the technological dimension enables us to consider hitherto unprecedented meanings.
The films by Andrea Familari, Baden Pailthorpe, Boris Labbè, Diego Zuelli, Emilio Vavarella, Glenn Marshall, Marco Mendeni, Mattia Casalegno and Nicolás Rupcich are characterized by different narrative techniques – from found footage to real-time processing – hyperbolic deviations and speculative projections. The boundaries between what’s virtual and what’s real are mixed-up, the spectator is a secondary element and the authorship of the work is blurred.
Animal Cinema, the latest film by Emilio Vavarella, is composed of fragments of videos of animals operating cameras. The work starts this journey as a statement that opens us to post- and non-human aesthetic scenarios.