les rencontres internationales NEW CINEMA AND CONTEMPORARY ART

We found this interesting event dedicated to the contemporary practices of the moving image, Rencontres Internationales offers a space to discover and reflect upon new cinema and contemporary art. And below our post the required material to enter the call.

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Multifactory. The invisible factory. HD, 60 min, ITA, 2014 Wacht it here

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The documentary starts with a car riding under the snow, looking for what remains of the illusions of the 70’s. Monumental urban installations, now in decline and almost hidden by vegetation and rust, are to witness a society that strongly believed in social promotion implemented through work.
Where is the jointly liable community of citizens and workers that had been promised by politics and corporations? How do we combat the sense of disorientation that pervades people who are new to the labor market and can’t find a job or mid-aged people who lost their job and can’t find a new one? How can the citizen “perform an activity that contributes to the material and spiritual progress of society,” as the Italian constitution states?
Thus began the journey, real and metaphorical, through five countries in search of MultiFactories, places that reinvent the idea of work. MultiFactories are a European phenomenon made by people who seem to be the pioneers of an emerging social class; incorporating new values and characteristics of artisans, entrepreneurs, and freelancers.
You only need to enter each building in which they are developing and listen to the individual experiences of these guys, to see what’s new.
We received many similar responses out of a single, coherent framework. A single speech of many voices, a large choral work that explains how these social systems are structured and can exist. These forms of work organization, independent and free, are a practical and functional interpretation of the basic principles of Collaborative Economy, on which the European Union is investing so much.

biography +

Lorenza Salati uses instruments and methods by visual anthropology as a support to the self-perception of singles as change makers. She was hired as documentary filmmaker by NGO’s and public institutions to explore agricultural and ethnical issues in Africa (Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Senegal). In the meanwhile with these institutional experiences, facing up to new communication needs emerged from the opportunities offered by Web 3.0 she investigate new forms of expression and innovative methods of storytelling, both in a technological than in a content level. The main line of research is the definition and transmission of methods and tools that can be used by individuals and organizations to build a strategy of self-representation and self narrative for a web marketing goals. The goal is to share and spread the skills and techniques for an effective communication with a bottom up approach, using the social networks in a social way, spreading videos, pictures and contents creating and involving a community parallel to the communities they represents into the real life. Since 2012 she is following and studying the sharing economy phenomenon. His research is aimed to find practical solutions to the current labour market.

We love dreams, but only when became truth.
We love to foresee the future, to discover what is unbelievable today, but will be “normal” in ten years.
We don’t like utopian places, where highly focused people pursue a specific goal apart from society. We believe that social innovation has to be something that can be applied to everybody and that can change the society by interacting with the existing schemes.
That’s why we love diversity, to travel, to meet people, to catch new trends at their appearing, and then to find a way to spread them, and to make them replicable and suitable for as much people as possible.
That’s Innovation for us.
We love to be completely free to change our ideas and our point of view, that’s why we self-finance our projects.
Our brains are very different: Giulio starts from a systemic approach and focuses on the overall dynamics within social systems, while Lorenza is much more interested in the role of single persons and uses instruments and methods by visual anthropology as a support to the self-perception of singles as change makers.
We both assume an ethnographic point of view and we think that to understand phenomena you have to deeply be part of them.

filmography and/or exhibition list

2015 – “Il Mercato Invisibile” in Palermo, one-week performance which brings together Video Art, Modern Dance and Architecture
2015 – Interactive Installation “Milano Città Mondo” at “W-Map”, international art contest. I won the second Prize
2014 – “Bosco in corso”, a short documentary about the unscheduled stop for the EXPO trees in Expo Gate. An installation into the city centre of Milan as a way to familiarize people with the EXPO MILANO 2015 event ahead and with the theme of landscapes.
2014 – “Multifactory. The Invisible Factory.”, Documentary on the shared work places shot in several places within Europe between 2012 and 2013. HD, 60 min.

2013 – “A la recherche de l’animisme” documentary about the festival “La Lune du Sahel”, a completely free entrance international music and teather festival organized by Watinoma in Koubri village, Burkina Faso.
2012 – “MOZAMBICO FARMERS CLUB”, Documentary on farmers in Mozambico HD, 25 min.
2012 – “Che cosa vorresti seminare nel luogo in cui vivi?” Documentary on people who live in the Granara eco community, HD.
2012 – “KlezTiket”, videoclip, MINI DV.
2012 – “il Sogno di Muna” Documentary shot in Burkina Faso, MINI DV, 22 min.
2011 – “Dar voce allo sguardo” Documentary on joung people from Bollate (I), MINI DV, 12 min.
2010 – Short movie “AFRICAN ENCOUNTERS”, about a group of musicians and dancers blues and soul that lives between Milan and Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso.
2009 “Ai Laìk Karamèl” Documentary on joung refugees, winner of the prize “Miglior Documento al concorso Lavori in Corto”, minidv, 15 min.

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