Video documentation

2000 - 2014


The importance in our age of mass media and technologies to them applied is respectable through the use of the video, more and more present not only as mean of communication, but also as expressive possibility, “immediate”, easily enjoyable.
The resources of the image in movement electronically realized represent an enormous potentiality from the documentary point of view in the movement of the image, in the movement of an installation or in the three-dimensionality of a sculpture, that a papery catalog cannot represent. The video, understood as visual possibility, englobes in itself different forms of expression ascertained that, in a documentation, they are extremely essential to make the vision “long live”: the sonorous apparatus that can understand the voice, the dialectics, the fiction, the poetry and above all the possibility of a sonorous column are commingling that in order to transpose a question “today” are vital and avail themselves in time of a historical memory.
From these general considerations embodied the actual demand to realize a formative, didactic and representative tool for the popularization of the work of many Italian artists in the world panorama of the contemporary art.



TURIN TO DISCOVER, 2004

Video produced with the contribution of the Piedmont Region Department of Tourism – Tourism Management – Sports – Parks.
A guided tour of historic sites in the city of Turin, seen with the careful look is an accomplice of 6 artists with their testimonies we can “live” an extraordinary Turin, rich in history but constantly looking to the future.

Showings at SB.art Gallery, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2014

  • Francesco Casorati
  • Luigi Mainolfi
  • Francesco Tabusso
  • Antonio Carena
  • Alfredo Billetto
  • Gilberto Zorio


GIULIA CAIRA

Giulia Caira, 2′, 1996
Showings at Velan Center of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2012



FRANCESCO CASORATI

  • Francesco Casorati - Elogio alla bugia
  • Frame from video “Elogio alla bugia”, 2004
    Showings at Velan Center of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy
    Video Dia Loghi 2011

    The projected videos depict and document the pictorial work of the artist and his human side.
Francesco Casorati was born in 1934 in Turin, the city he chooses has his main residence, alternating, when young, long stays in Pavarolo. During the years of the war he attends in Pavarolo the elementary school and makes friends with the peasants; in Turin he attends the Liceo Artistico of the Accademia Albertina, where he establishes a great and neverending friendship, with Romano Campagnoli and Giliola Carretti. In 1956/57 he stays in Paris with two friends, Leonardo Mosso and Alberto Ca’Zorzi and in 1958 he moves in Rome. Since very young he is interested even in cinema and along with Mauro Chessa and Mario Galvano founds the society “Urania film” and they realise some short films and cartoons, followed in this activity, with affectionate interest, by Italo Cremona. He collaborates at the magazine “Noi giovani”, born in Rome in 1948 and directed by Giovanni Carocci, and the seat of Turin is located in the studio where he now lives and works, in via Mazzini. Francesco Casorati founds in 1951 the magazine “Orsa minore” along with Nino Aimone, Alberto Ca’Zorzi, Mauro Chessa, Alberto Ninotti and Francesco Tabusso. La latter is the only one of age so he becomes the leader of it, and many other friends, painters and writers, collaborate with drawings and papers, until the last year of publication, 1954. Since 1961 he has been working in theatre production realized by the musician Sergio Liberovici, being responsible for sets and costumes. He has always been working as a teacher, at first at the Liceo Artistico of Turin (1959-75) then at the Accademia Albertina where he maintains the Chair of Decoration until 1984. During the Seventies with Aimone, Chessa, Campagnoli, Saroni, Mantovani, Soffiantino founds an association: “Istituto per la ricerca e la promozione dell’incisione”, that has its seat in via della Rocca 34 in Turin.



ANNA COMBA

Showings at Velan Center of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2010

Since the sixties Anna Comba has been exploring and forcing the possibilities of painting, changing inapt materials into pictorial ingredients, and fragmenting the two – dimensional surface as if it was a living skin upon which time engraves and records itself. Her idea deals with a “collage” applied to the conceptual and aesthetic level. Life flows through her and Anna retains the memory of it, not at a rational and organized level, but like an emotional archive, full of images and sensations. The translation regards works made of scraps, insets and signs. Traces of memory mixed together that flow upon the canvas, empowered with passion poetry. The path starts in the sixties in an atmosphere where art becomes an ethic and social value, a means to conduct political fights. In those years, parallel to the experience that bounds her to Mac Art of Pierre Restany, begins that feminine glaze that observes the world with severity and pity.



GIORGIO CIAM

“Video appunti in sonata libera”, 1996
“Ritratti Autoritratti Stratificazioni”, 1970-1995
Showings at Cinema Massimo (Room 3) – Museum of Cinema, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2009

Dwelling in particular on the field of “behaviour”, Ciam focused on the human figure, especially the face, analyzing his own identity as a means of relating to the other.




MARCO GASTINI

Video documents at Circolo dei lettori, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2008

Gastini started his artistic experience from the need to go over the stagnation of the last informal painting, to get, at first, at the definition of a painting made of minimal traces and gestures, near to the minimal contemporary art, and at the analytical painting; then, in the middle Seventies, he got a vision which was no more classificable in the codified tendences of that moment.



ENRICO COLOMBOTTO ROSSO

Showings at Unione Culturale Franco Antonicelli, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2007



ANTONIO CARENA

“Antonio Carena works from 1950 to 1995”, video interview in the artist’s studio curated by Willy Darko, september 1996
Showings at Centre Culturel Français Turin, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2006



SERGIO RAGALZI

“Caos”, 15’30”, 2002
Showings at Centre Culturel Français Turin, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2005

“Terrible” figures, they are like cry, spit from the bowels of existence. There is an existential anger in Ragalzi that verges on despair: is purely rhetorical and intimacy, if not all sprang, like springs, the specific formal and stylistic work. From which the verification of the truthfulness of the assumption, the “feel” the theme “atomic” as a cultural condition in which to be ethical, historically contemporary today. If the “black” of cracks and reality tarred by Burri in the fifties and sixties, were the poetic high of the overcoming of the informal, black in Ragalzi is the existence solidified powder, given in sculpture-painting, in building an iconic imagery that wants to carry out the absurdity of the work, to be a work of art and as a work of art to be the work of existence.



PIERO RUGGERI

Showings at Centre Culturel Français Turin, Torino, Italy
Video Dia Loghi 2004
  • Piero Ruggeri
  • Piero Ruggeri
The video is used as a real archive that documents the activities performed by the artist. In this way the visual text relates to the art in forms more incisive and dynamic than they did with the photograph. The sound, for example, allows to relate different disciplines (music and painting), in the case of Ruggeri goes to highlight the link between his work and jazz music.



JOSEPH BEUYS

  • Joseph Beuys
  • Curated by Gunter Minas
    Showings at Canem Gallery, Castellò de la Plana, Catalonia, Spain
    Europa Video Art 2002


GILBERTO ZORIO

  • Gilberto Zorio - Le luci di Kazan
  • “Le Luci di Kazan”
    Showings at Canem Gallery, Castellò de la Plana, Catalonia, Spain
    Europa Video Art 2002

    Zorio does not give in to the grammar of form. In fact, he reduces the rules of composition to their primitive origins. A primordial force that awakens instinct and emotion and, expressing itself through the material, swips up the organisation of thoughts with a powerful, violent movement, that is full of unrestrainable energy.


LUIGI MAINOLFI

  • Mainolfi
  • “Mainolfi”, 1995
    Showings at Church of San Paolo, Modena, Italy
    Europa Video Art 2002

    They are fairy-tales, the works of Mainolfi. Tender inventions. Mainolfi is very gentle artist. Gentleness with metarials and gentleness with details (so that also small thing remain intact and are not forgotten). The works of Mainolfi carry the detailed characteristics of a very personal imagination, we could interpret or see this works as stories and anecdotes from far-away places.



MAURIZIO CORGNATI

Director and creator of M.A.C.A.M Museum of Contemporary Art Open Air of Maglione, Torino, Italy