Opening Ceremony INNSBRUCK film CAMPUS 2016
20.00 hrs, LEOKINO
We very proudly present:
*Filmreel – former CAMPUS participants
… we are proud to present the works of former CAMPUS participants…
Jakob Brossmann, 2010, 11 min
Elke Brugger, 2013, 11 min
Tristes Deserts – A Robots Tale
Christin Gottscheber (Editor), 2015, 8 min
Conchita Wurst: You Are Unstoppable
Tobias Pichler, 2014, 4 min
Dancing in Circles
Kim Strobl, 2014, 24 min
Das Ende der Liebe
Lukas Ladner, 2013, 7 min
… and the Tyrolean premiere of
IL GESTO DELLE MANI (HAND GESTURES)
by Campus lecturer Francesco Clerici ….
A bronze foundry in Milan. Hands that shape, knead, model, mix, repair, sand and polish. Work carried out on matter and fire, out of which the bronze figure of a dog by artist Velasco Vitali will ultimately emerge. The Fonderia Artistica Battaglia was founded in 1913 and is one of the oldest and most important artistic foundries in Italy. It produces bronze sculptures using lost-wax casting, a founding technique that dates back to the 4th century BC and is still done in much the same way today.
The film draws on a purely observational mode. It takes note of the workshop and its equipment, the peeling posters on the walls showing how long people have been working here. The sounds of work blend into the noise of the radio and the conversations in the background. The camera’s concentrated, patient gaze corresponds to the handwork being carried out. The individual stages in the creation process are interspersed with historical images of the foundry, revealing a continuity that spans decades. It is the hands and their gestures that link us to the world and create a connecting line from the past to the present. Berlinale 2015: FIPRESCI Award.