Suspended territories and other Italian stories


Suspended territories and other Italian stories
Italian videoart selection
curated by Visualcontainer Italian Videoart Platform
18 February – 16 March 2016

On occasion of the 7th anniversary of VisualcontainerTV we are proud to present a special Italian videoart selection about the most interesting artists: Barbara Brugola & Trond Arne Vangen, Rita Casdia, Natalia Saurin, Marta Roberti, Mauro Folci, Armida Gandini, Lucia Veronesi, Lino Strangis, Cristina Ohlmer, Patrizia Bonardi.

Suspended territories and other Italian stories
The territory conceived as an unexplored or rethought space, a new place of apparitions and reflections.
The video selection focuses on the relationship between artistic research and the research of “other” territories, where is possible to transcend from reality and create a conceptual or subliminal space.
These are halfway stories about the real and the subliminal throughout space suspended. Stories that redraw the boundaries of reality and investigating the everyday habits and the projection of itself. A journey through the thoughts, memories and elaborations concerning socio-cultural aspects that reflects the Italian contemporary situation.
The selected artists, in turn, reflect the visions of the last years through the medium of video, recreating real-world scenarios and ideals, playing with the digital language untill abstraction. The art works presented develop an original non-linear narrative language that takes the viewer on different levels of reading and understanding.
Moreover, The selected works range from animation to performance, deliberately creating a kaleidoscope of visual languages boosting the perception and vision of the viewer.

Visualcontainer as a platform dedicated to Italian video art, has been working for years researching and investigating the audiovisual production of middle-carrier and emerging artists.
Emerging considerations from “Suspended territories and other italian’s stories” highlighted the idea of intensity and beauty through linguistic research always original thanks to the conscious use of the audiovisual media and new technologies.

Video selected:
Barbara Brugola & Trond Arne Vangen – Pic nic , 8.00, 2015
Rita Casdia – I d , 4.50, 2015
Marta Roberti – Sarà stato, 7’12”, 2013
Natalia Saurin – Contemplazione, 3:33, 2010
Mauro Folci – Esodo/Exodus, 1’37”, 2011
Patrizia Bonardi – Run with the past, 4: 41 2014
Armida Gandini – Muovo sonnambula al mondo, 2’00”, 2012
Lucia Veronesi – Paesaggio senza titolo #7, 2′ 32”, 2014
Lino Strangis – Pensiero volante non identificato, 4:30, 2014
Cristina Ohlmer – Pixel Motion, 13.00, 2013

Visualcontainer Italian Video Art Platform was created in order to promote and disseminate the video art through various cultural projects organized within a single research center that includes:
Visualcontainer distributor, the first Italian distributor of video art with an archive of more than 70 artists and 200 videos available on line and for hiring;
VisualcontainerTV – International Video Art webchannel, the TV channel on the web whose programming includes exhibitions, monographs, interviews dedicated to video art, artists and festivals.
[. BOX] video art project space, the space exhibition center in Milan that hosted the most interesting research in video art, thanks to the collaboration with curators and institutions.