LENS:Italian videoart observation point, ITALY

LENS:Italian videoart observation point
A special selection from VISUALCONTAINER Italian Videoart Distributor

5 April – 2 May 2011
Only on VisualContainerTV

Curatorial statement:
We’re assisting with ever-growing doubts to the dramatic social and geographical events that are currently taking place in the European Union members, as having understood that what happens in any part of the Global Village will eventually affect all the others.
Also the world of contemporary art is being pushed by the urgencies of an ever-growing mixing up of several technologies and media languages, which overlap and join with the network of our daily life as ordinary people. And so, within such a confusion and restirring puzzle where ecological pressures melt with identity and global life urgencies that absolutely need responding, Italian videoart can become an effective observation point over what’s topical with both Italy and the wider image of Europe and beyond.
As multi-faceted as the social-cultural kaleidoscope of our contemporary age, the videos on show, listing among the latest additions to VisualContainer’s archive, become a magnifying lens of what’s happening around us: sometimes by creatively magnifiying small and ordinary pieces of daily life, other times by introducing us to more complex art visions which are full of lyrism, the authors are here travelling from the microcosme of our inner and proximal space to the greater stage of the society we’re developing with other inhabitans, in and out the national borders, in the present time and already out in the near future.
by Giorgio Fedeli

Video Selected:

Rebecca Agnes
Miele – 4:02 2010

Alessandra Arnò
Earth2010 – 3:14, 2010

Barbara Brugola
Wrapped Love – 3:49 , 2010

John Criscitello
Il bacio azzurro – 5’41” 2010

Iginio De Luca
Convention – 1’49” 2010

Jacopo Jenna
Lux Aeterna – 4:00 2010

Maria Korporal
A Midwinter Night’s dream
3’38” 2010

Luca Christian Mander
Notturno – 2’52” 2010

Albert Merino
The trace of salt
7:40 – 2010

Patrizia Monzani
Found Footage – 5:21 2010

Marzia Moretti
Azione sovversiva minima 1- 6