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ThinkArts films….

Here are a couple of films i made about the ThinkArts residency i recently participated in (see previous few posts).

anonymous public art and a change of scene…

Arrival in Italy…i walk through Malpensa airport and find a large scale installation in a public space, no idea who did it, there was no title and i can’t find anything online…

…but i digress, am on my way to Biella again, to work as collaborating artist on the UNIDEE 2011 residence (am also authoring the official blog for them). 14 new people to live and work with for the next 4 months, let’s see how it goes…

…i like this part, the empty space and the anticipation of bare desks waiting for their occupants and i love to watch the gradual occupation of the space as the projects start to develop and the space starts to become a temporary home…

my desk!!

women without men in the sala delle cariatidi…

Exhibitions worth seeing in Milan are a bit like buses, you wait around for AGES and then a bunch of them all come together at the same time. Alongside the Arcimboldo exhibition within the Palazzo Reale is another show by Shirin Nehat. The films are installed in the Sala delle Cariatidi (the Caryatid Room). The Palace itself was heavily bombed during WW11 but mercifully, rather than restore it, this room was instead preserved as it was, war scars and all…

Women without men is Shirin Neshat’s independent film adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur’s magic realist novel. The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953 and is in told in chapters jumping from screen to screen within the installation.

Both the films and the room in which it is installed are exquisite to look at but go with a clear, fresh even empty head…