“Was it me? Screen memories” // Luca Staccioli

2017
Full HD video colour, 5.1 sound stereo
8’06”

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Project part of Maratona di Visione
Selected by Osservatorio Futura

A voyeuristic journey through unknown places and familiar memories. Made of digital images, everyday objects and souvenirs, it flows away due to the misleading annulment of geographical and existential distances, processes of acceleration and technological progress.

The film consists of videos and photographs found in sharing platforms and social networks, that, together with historical archival images watchable in internet, create the background of the narration.

The images, home-made as well as official, are re-filmed through the screen of a computer, space in which they seem captured. They shape a discontinuous landscape, composed of conceptual and visual references showing the topic of the travel (physical and virtual) in its several meanings.

Hereby, a dialogue between the images and the close-ups of some souvenirs appears. By writing on the surface of objects, the artist raises questions on the creation of the otherness, the role of images in cultural narratives, the exoticism intrinsic in the idea of travelling and mass tourism: identity appears as a doubt.

Luca Staccioli‘s practice is research-based, process-oriented and merges different media including videos, sound, sculpture, drawings, collages.
Conceived as narrations, his artworks question pre-established values and forms of colonialism, imaginaries becoming flattening tensions. It aims to analyse the role of images in the processes of aesthetic and identity normalization, and the influence of such processes on competitiveness, expectations and the exploitation of emotionality by mass-media.
The research of Staccioli stratifies and combines micro-histories, uprooted memories, as well as daily objects and nomadic images proliferating from global-local dimensions and technological apparatus, in order to re-narrate the models of representation and find new political territories of re-imagination.

He won the Fabbri Prize, emerging art session 2018, and in 2017 the second prize of Talent Video Awards, Careof, FIDMarseille, Mibact.
Among his solo shows: 2018/2019 – Donner à voir, Fondazione Pini, Milan; 2018 – The other other, familiar other, curated by Bite the Saurus, Riot Studio, Palazzo Marigliano, Naples; 2017 – Studio Visit duo show curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Museo Masaccio-Giovanni Mannozzi, San Giovanni Valdarno; 2017 – Je m’ouvrais pour la première fois à la tendre indifférence du monde, Waiting Room JONAS, Trento, Italy

PAST

08.07.2020 → 15.07.2021

Luca Staccioli
Was it me? Screen memories

2017

Full HD video colour, 5.1 sound stereo
8’06”

PAST

01.07.2020 → 08.07.2021

Flavia Albu
Flag

2020

Video, variable duration

PAST:

25.06.2021 → 01.07.2021

Jacopo Rinaldi
Real Chernobyl
 
2020
 
Video, 1920 × 1080, 16:9 Full HD, 29’28’’, LOOP 2020
 

PAST:

17.06.2021 → 25.06.2021

Sara Davide
videogrammi
 
2017/2020
 
Video, sound
4’24”
 

PAST:

10.06.2021 → 17.06.2021

Giacomo Infantino – Francesca Ruberto
23.500 TIMES
 
2020
 
Full HD video, black and white, stereo sound, 06.56.00 min
 

PAST:

27.04.2021 → 19.05.2021

Jitka Hanzlova
in conversation with Urs Stahel
 
 

PAST:

05.11.2020 → 06.12.2020

Mara Palena
A Study On Behaviour, In Isolation
 
2020
 
Film, Mixed Digital Device, BW, Colour, Sound
7′51″

PAST:

21.06.2020 → 19.07.2020

Mara Palena
A Study On Behaviour, Sequences Of Performangst
 
2020
 
Film, Minidv, Colour, Sound
4′59″

PAST:

02.06.2020 → 20-06.2020

Mara Palena
A Study On Behaviour, Sequences Of An Ordinary Day
 
2018
 
Film, Minidv, Black and White, Sound
6′28″

PAST:

11.05.2020 → 02.06.2020

Bruno Muzzolini
Frost 5
 
2004
 
DVD, color, sound
3′05″

PAST:

16.04.2020  → 11.05.2020

Demetrio Giacomelli
A Summer in Milan
 
2018
 
HD video
45′.

PAST

23.03.2020 → 31.03.2020

Raffaele Greco
Quiescenza
 
2017 – 2019
 
67’23”
 

PAST

18.02.2020 → 22.03.2020

Pauline Batista & Madeleine Stack
Fatal Softness 
 
2017
 
HD video and two-channel sound
8:42
scored by Herdis Stefansdottir 
 

PAST

21.01.2020 → 15.02.2020

Anna Maria Maiolino
Sotto Voce 

2016

Video, sound
6’46”
Voice: Anna Maria Maiolino
Edition: Anna Maria Maiolino and Mateus Pires
Courtesy of the Artist and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano

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