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"1907 - JOIE DE VIVRE" (2013)

1920x1080 HD - 00:04:10  - Animation short film - Written, directed and animated by Silvia De Gennaro

This video is part of the videoartistic project 100x100=900 (100 videoartists to tell a century) curated by Enrico Tomaselli - Magmart Festival - to celebrate 50 years of videoart.

The project is on GOOGLE ART CULTURE

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/exhibit/100x100-900-100-videoartisti-per-raccontare-un-secolo/BgIyebrICVkHKg

SYNOPSIS:

1907: we are in the “Belle Epoque”, far from the last war and unaware of what is coming next. "Joie de vivre" is the motto that seems to pervade Europe, and especially Paris, its cultural capital. Licentiousness of manners and experimentation in the technical and artistic fields accompany this a little over the top year. In Vienna, Gustav Klimt is in the midst of his golden period, in Paris, Matisse throws scandal with his "Blue Nude" and Picasso paints “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon”, the painting that marks the birth of Cubism.
Time and space take on new dimensions and the car becomes the star of the year with the Beijing – Paris Raid, one of the first global media events in history. But, behind all this, the problems that prepare the tragic events of the future begin to take root: a major global economic crisis and harsh social conflicts. With the Anglo-Russian alliance the Triple Entente is born, determining the chessboard on which the Great War will be played.
To cast a further sinister shadow, it was in this year that it was decided to build the ship called "Titanic” in London.
And the1907, bearing the splendor of the first class and discomfort of migrants in the hold, obliviously meet its fate, as the Titanic did.

1907: siamo in piena Bella Époque, lontani dall’ultima guerra e ignari della prossima che sta per arrivare. “Joie de vivre” è il motto che sembra pervadere l’Europa, e in particolare Parigi, la sua capitale culturale. Licenziosità di costumi e sperimentazione in campo tecnico e artistico accompagnano quest’anno un po’ sopra le righe. A Vienna, Gustav Klimt è nel pieno del suo periodo dell’oro, a Parigi, Matisse getta scandalo con il suo “Nudo Blu” e Picasso dipinge Les demoiselles d’Avignon, il quadro che segna la nascita del cubismo.

Il tempo e lo spazio acquistano nuove dimensioni e l’automobile diventa protagonista dell’anno con il Raid Pechino – Parigi, uno dei primi eventi mediatici mondiali della storia. Ma dietro tutto questo, cominciano a radicarsi le problematiche che preparano i tragici eventi futuri: una grossa crisi economica mondiale e duri conflitti sociali. Con l’accordo anglo-russo nasce definitivamente La Triplice Intesa, determinando lo scacchiere su cui si giocherà la Grande Guerra.

A gettare un ulteriore ombra funesta, fu in quest’anno che a Londra fu decisa la costruzione della nave “Titanic”.

E il 1907, come il “Titanic, carico dello sfarzo della prima classe e del disagio degli emigranti nelle stive, va ignaro incontro al suo tragico destino.

SCREENINGS AND AWARDS:

 

2019 - “Festival Storia in Corto” - Biblioteca Comunale – Mentana, Italy - In Competition

 

2018 -“Ibrida Festival delle Arti Intermediali” - Palazzo Romagnoli, Forlì, Italy

"100×100=900 PROJECT" INTERNATIONAL TOUR:

 

2017 - “Lishui Photography Festival - Hypermedia Era" – Mt Dream Theater – Lishui, China

 

2016 - “Zhengzhou Experimental Film & Video Festival” – Zhengzhou, China

 

2016 - Exhibition on "Google Cultural Institute"

 

2014 - “Video in Progress” - Zavod Kolektiva Institute – Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

2014 - “Jia Pingwa Cultural Museum of Art” – Xian, China

 

2014 - “Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT)” - China

 

2014 - “Visiva” - Rome, Italy

 

2013 - “Galeria Chartier” - Derby CT, USA

 

2013 - “Inter Art Center Gallery” - Beijing, China

 

2013 - “Qorikancha Museum” - Cusco, Peru’

 

2013 - “The Format Contemporary Culture Gallery” - Milan, Italy

 

2013 - “Artur Fidalgo Galeria” - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

 

2013 - "Galeria Santa Clara” - Coimbra, Portugal

 

2013 - “#Tag Temporary Gallery” - Padua, Italy

 

2013 - “Espacio Miscellaneous” - Madrid, Spain

 

2013 - “Lxt Film Fund” Songzhuang Art Colony - Beijing, China

 

2013 - “Zeta Gallery & Art Center” - Tirane, Albania

 

2013 - “Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea” - Casacalenda, Italy

 

2013 - “5th Base Gallery” - London , UK

 

2013 - “500x GALLERY” - Dallas, Texas, USA

 

2013 - “Webster University Film Series” - St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 

2013 - “Accademia Carrara Di Belle Arti” - Bergamo , Italy

 

2013 - “History Museum Katowice” – Katowice, Poland

 

2013 - “MuratCentoVentidue ArteContemporanea” – Bari, Italy

 

2013 - “Porta Degli Angeli (The Scientist)” - Ferrara, Italy

 

2013 - “XX.9.12 FABRIKArte” - Venice, Italy

 

2013 - “LVIII Premio Termoli” - Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Termoli, Italy

 

2013 - “Magma” - Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

 

2013 - “The Hub” - Newham, London, UK

 

2013 - “The Red House”- Sofia , Bulgaria

 

2013 - “Peras De Olmo - Ars Continua (Videoplay)” - Palermo C.A.B.A., Argentina

 

2013 - “Raf Gallery” - Teheran, Iran

 

2013 - “Toldi Art Cinema (Crosstalk Video Art Festival)” – Budapest, Hungary

 

2013 - “Regional Museum Of History Of Colima” - Colima, Mexico

 

2013 - “Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory” – Atlanta, USA

 

2013 - “Centre3 For Print And Media Arts” - Hamilton, Ontario(Canada)

 

2013 - “Galleria “Plateforme” – Paris, France

 

2013 - "Fuorizona Gallery (different timing) - Macerata, Italy

 

2013 - “Holdudvar Gallery” – Budapest, Hungary

 

2013 - “Seedspace” ‎ - Nashville, TN (USA)

 

2013 - “Institut Für Alles Mögliche” – Berlin, Germany

 

2013 - "One Minute One Shot festival" - Yerevan, Armenia

 

2013 - "Roma Tre Film Festival 2013", Teatro Palladium - Rome, Italy

 

2013 - "National Historical And Architectural Museum 'Kiev Fortress" - Kiev, Ukraine

 

2013 - "New Bulgarian University" - Sofia, Bulgaria

 

2013 - "Moszkva Café" - Oradea, Romania

 

2013 - "Back To Square Juan" – Pwu (Philippine Women's University), Philippines

 

2013 - "Takesh Gallery" - Isfahan, Iran

 

2013 - "Torrance Art Museum" - Torrance, Los Angeles, California, (USA)

 

2013 - "Espacio AVAart" – Gijón, Spain

 

2013 - "JAAGA"– Bangalore, India

 

2013 - "MEM - Internacional Experimental Arts Festival" - Bilbao, Spain

 

2013 - "East Art Gallery" - Tehran, Iran

 

2013 - "Now&After" - Moscow Museum of Modern Art – Moscow, Russia

 

2013 - "Carma" – Nuovo Cinema Aquila (Official presentation of Project) - Rome, Italy

 

2013 - "Richland College" – Multimedia Department, Dallas, Texas [USA]