Animals- Roberto Moroni- Puccio Chiesa- Italy

ANIMALS is a “videopoetryclip” based on a poem of Puccio Chiesa, included in the book “Short memories” , Fara Editore. Rimini, Italy, (2015). Director Biography – Puccio Chiesa/Roberto Moroni

SEMIOLABILE CINEMATOGRAPHIC (Puccio Chiesa and Roberto Moroni)
Semiolabile Cinematographic was started in 2003 by poet Puccio Chiesa (1976) and video maker Roberto Moroni (1974) to merge poetic language together with video art and experimental cinema. The first video poems were thus created, as well as the series of “Rebuses”. These are visual rebuses without any logical solution and offer the audience the chance to find “poetic solutions” and to explore different meanings. Since 2004 Semiolabile Cinematographic has started the series of “Ephemeral” (“Summer Ephemeral”, “Icy Ephemeral”, “Other Ephemeral”). The Ephemeral are short video poems which are marked out by a fixed shot. The body and the voice of the poet are always present as he establishes an emphatic relationship with the place where the lyric action is set.
The “Isochromes” were created in 2013, working together with musician Levon James. These are a series of videos which last 3 hours and 20 minutes, like a super-8 film cartridge. They are visions, non-shots, recordings of everyday reactions without any filter or censorship. The “Isochromes” are also meant to disturb the psyche, and they need to be read like a never-ending sequence of informal cinematography, animated by Levon James’s electronic sonorities.
Semiolabile Cinematographic has always directed its steps towards “boundary languages” and in 2008 it created the theatrical performance “Sleepwalkers”, based on the homonymous novel by Puccio Chiesa, and the video reading “Infinito precipite”.
The Metamorphoses (2013) is a performance made up of music, video and word. This show is freely inspired by Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” and is a new reading of the myths of Narcissus, Orpheus and Eurydice, Midas, Daphne, through four different performance actions.
The videos that build the scene are made of fuzinesses, en plen air shots, and refractions of light on water, thus showing the ”impressionistic” style chosen by Semiolabile Cinematographic to tell Ovid’s stories. The original music was composed by Levon James, in the video the actions are by Limen Teatro and Puccio Chiesa. The tests and the voice are by Puccio Chiesa, the direction is by Roberto Moroni.
The last work is The Waste Land, a performance of videopoetry based on the poem of T.S. Eliot.

International Video Poetry Festival, Free Theater Embros, Athens, 2015

Festival Prizes:

Festival “Silencio” of poetry and video-poetry, Lisbon, 2016
Cyclop Poetry Film Contest, Kiev, 2015

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