The video is an investigation into the archeology of obsolete special effects. It is set in an artificial world inspired by science fiction low budget movies, cult TV series, and Hollywood classics from the 70s and 80s. The consolidated visual metaphor of the cave is used in order to make the viewer transition between two realities. Once on the other side, we meet a fictional character, an old talking rock that lives in a cavern. The rock is musing on all the films seen and that have shaped its own memories.
About the artist:
Giovanni Giaretta lives and works in Amsterdam. His practice involves mainly moving images, photography and some writings. After a Master's Degree in Visual Arts Production and Design at the IUAV in Venice, in 2010 he took part in the residency program at the Dena Foundation in Paris, De Ateliers in Amsterdam ,Deltaworkers in New Orleans. He has exhibited in several exhibitions in Italy and abroad. His videos have been screened in several international film festivals as IFFR and IDFA.From 2019 he lectures at AKI Academy of Art&Design in Enschede. He is represented by Galleria Tiziana Di Caro.
Giovanni Giaretta, Anastasija Piroženko
Merlijn van de Sande