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video installation > WORD. TURBOMONDI (MELODIA)



video installation > WORD. TURBOMONDI (MELODIA)

Video opera (2021) and exclusive video presentation by the artist Andrea Martinucci for the 17th annual Giornata del Contemporaneo | Italian Contemporary Art Monday, December 6 – Saturday, December 11, 2021. US Premiere.

Turbomondi (Melodia) is a hypnotic experience within worlds that interrogates the communicative power of the word, its persuasiveness and the mechanisms it implements in dictating the bonds of sociality. Giving life to situations generated by an unconscious that draws on the depths of the imagination to create new possible panoramas, the artist continues his experimentation freely inspired by the language of cinema and advertising, without denying a reference to visual poetry, investigating the mechanisms of communication with a subject. A mysterious story, a film made of static and motionless frames, with no tracking shots or other machine movements. The work represents the key to the broader research that the artist is developing with Turbomondi, a galaxy of suspended worlds, populated by creatures neither human nor alien, which challenges the anthropocentric vision of a universe that may not have been out of stock. “No being remains equal to himself. They break down and rearrange themselves, according to superior forces. What am I? What have I been? What will I become? Turbomondi invites to reshape ideas about what it means to exist, what the Earth is, and what society is”.

[The word] corresponds to a “picture of a notion or an action” (love, to love) in the case of ‘main’ words, or to a “relationship” in the case of ‘accessory’ words (often, during, though).

Love, in short, is a “principal” word compared to “although”.

Often, however, we love.

Although we love.

In the beginning was the Word.

And in the end?

Text by Damiano Gullì

Turbomondi (Melodia) is the winning project of Cantica21. Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere. an initiative launched by MAECI-DGSP and MiC - DGCC that promotes and enhances Italian contemporary art, supporting the production of works and exhibiting them in Italian Cultural Institutes, Embassies and Consulates. On this occasion, Turbomondi (Melodia) entered the public collection of the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome, accompanied by an experimental text by Damiano Gullì.

Event organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles on the occasion of the seventeenth edition of the Giornata del Contemporaneo - Italian Contemporary Art promoted by AMACI with the support of MiC - DGCC and the collaboration of MAECI-DGSP.

Andrea Martinucci, Turbomondi(Melodia)

Monochannel video 4k transferred on H264, 1920×1080, 2021.

Duration 7’25’’, loop, color, stereo sound. English-Italian subtitles.

Courtesy by the artist, Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, MAECI-DGSP and MiC DGCC.

Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Permanent Collection, Rome

full crew:

A FILM BYAndrea Martinucci | SCRIPT BY Barbara Bigi, Andrea Martinucci | SCRIPT SUPERVISOR Laura Sinceri | CINEMATOGRAPHER Jacopo Farina | CAMERA ASSISTANT Raffaele Diacono | SET DESIGNER Benedetta Maestro | ASSISTANT SET DESIGNERS Romeo Steiner, Weronika Wolińska | EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION Beppe Leonetti | MUSIC AND SOUND Ivano Pecorini | VISUAL EFFECTS Leonardo Casani | EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION NOS Visual Arts Production | TRANSLATION Maria Vittoria Di Sabatino | SPECIAL THANKS TO Officine De Rolandi - Milan, Aurelio Di Virgilio, Jacopo Belloni.

Andrea Martinucci (b. 1991, IT) is a visual artist develops as a transversal journey, an expanded approach integrating diverse media and languages such as painting, video and writing. Combining his strong connection with the pictorial medium he studied Multimedia Design at Accademia delle Arti e Nuove Tecnologie in Rome. Recent solo exhibitions include: I will give you a taste of your inner desires, Renata Fabbri, Milan; Will aliens believe in me?, Open Care for Banca Sistema, Milan; Glory Black Hole, Dimora Artica, Milan; The Court, Di Pietro-Lucchi, Pescara. Recent group exhibitions include: Canny Family, VUNU Gallery, Kosice; XX Premio Cairo, Palazzo Reale, Milan; Everytime you switch me off, we die, a little. FOOTHOLD, Bari; FOREVER NEVER COMES, Museum of Art and Archaeology of Maremma, Grosseto; Moneypulation, ArtBasel, Basel; Endless Backup, FuturDome, Milan; Vis-à-Vis, Institut Français, Milan; Cartabianca, Museum of Contemporary Art of Villa Croce, Genoa; Quadratonomade, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; È così difficile dimenticare il dolore, Mattatoio (ex Macro Testaccio), Rome. He developed several projects, such as Fenomeno Pasquarosa, in conversation with Pier Paolo Pancotto, La Fondazione - Nicola Del Roscio Foundation, Rome; MANIFesta - Iniziative di II, curated by Lisa Andreani, VEGA, Maziar Firouzi e Giulio Rampoldi, MACRO Museum, Rome; Spazi Festival, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan; Tech Gleba, Una Vetrina, Rome. In 2020 he is among the winners of Cantica21. Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere. Section Under 35 (MAECI-DGSP/MiC-DGCC), with the video installation Turbomondi (Melodia), destined for the Public Collection of Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome.



Date: Da Monday, December 06, 2021 a Saturday, December 11, 2021

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles

In collaboration with : AMACI con il sostegno della Direzione Generale Creativita' Contemporanea del MiC e la collaborazione della Direzione Generale per la promozione del sistema Paese del MAECI.

Entrance : Free