Lo spazio per l’arte contemporanea la rada è lieto di ospitare, in occasione del Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno, tre cortometraggi dell’artista Florian Graf, realizzati in collaborazione con Fabrizio Fracassi. I tre film compongono le prime tre tappe di un articolato ritratto dedicato alla polimorfica personalità di Olf Graphenheim.
Scene One, Take You
a cura di / curated by Noah Stolz
spazio per l'arte contemporanea
piazza Remo Rossi 1, Locarno
(same entrance as "la Cambusa", second floor)
vernissage sab. 04.08.2012 – h 18
05.08 – 12.08.2012
orari di apertura:
tutti i giorni dalle 14 alle 20
Lo spazio per l’arte contemporanea la rada è lieto di ospitare, in occasione del Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno, tre cortometraggi dell’artista Florian Graf, realizzati in collaborazione con Fabrizio Fracassi
During the Locarno International Film Festival la rada is pleased to host three films of the artist Florian Graf, created in collaboration with Fabrizio Fracassi. They are a series or a constellation which together composes the portrait of one of the most polymorphic personalities of our time, Olf Graphenheim. Everybody knows how much Graphenheim’s thoughts had an impact on the collective subconscious, especially of the last generation of an international art scene. His british attitude gives the artist the shape of a calm and reflective character, but this appearance hides in reality the explosive germ of a deeply subversive, elusive and always surprising character. While his legend precedes him, his own person is less known, very few have had the fortune to know him personally. Florian Graf, who met Graphenheim some years ago and often encountered him since, doesn’t restrict himself to this privileged point of view in a pure documentary spirit. By portraying the master he doesn’t only reflects his own approach as an artist but also makes us reflect on the codes of art and its perception in general. In his films, he shows us how thin the boundary between a moral and a poetic act can be. Furthermore, he makes visible the time between the creation and the actual materialization of an idea.
La rada, since long challenging such territories with the production of experimental films or other complex settings of production, offered Florian Graf its full collaboration, initiating an exhibition during the festival that is leading into a project of longer duration including the production of other films and the publication of a DVD booklet with a series of operations for the paradoxes that inevitably face the artist-producer. For this exhibition, the spaces of la rada are not only dused for the screening of three films, but also function as a platform for reception, meetings, performance and disclosure.
Evento supportato da/Supported by Pro Helvetia
Grazie a/Many thanks to Polivideo SA e/and PURO design, Locarno