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Flavio Sciolè - Blood 70

2:17, 2012, Experimental
A video 4 Donald Cammell.
Sinossi: Il video segue-incrocia il Ciclo fotografico ‘Performance4Cammell’ che vuole essere un omaggio all’artista Donald Cammell. Nell’approccio al progetto ho sviluppato principalmente il suo finale d’Arte e Vita. Un suicidio riverberato in uno specchio e guardato, rimirato fino all’ultimo respiro. Il tutto è stato filtrato-performato da atti, filtri fotografici e non, emozioni.


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CountryItalyEdition2012 Screenings2012 (Con)fusioni, Lanciano, Italy, curated by Luca Di Francescantonio and Daniela Nativio
2012 Retrospective Italian Artist Flavio Sciolè Anti-Videos) at Portobello Film Festival, London (UK)

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Interview

Who is Flavio Sciolè?
Flavio Sciolè is an actor, director, performer. Italian-Croatian Stateless Anti-artist, for years now he has contributed to anti-theatrical research (with Teatro Ateo), anti-film experimentation and extreme performances.



What is Blood 70 about?
Blood 70 is a short film dedicated to Donald Cammell and his suicide.



How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?
Since 1990 I have created art works, poems and videos. I attended the ‘Laboratorio Delle Arti Sceniche’ established by the National Academy of Dramatic Art and the Teatro Stabile d’Abruzzo.



Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts you use and what is important to you?
I work with video, performance, installation and photography.
The main themes used are: decadence, loss, narcissism, suicide, pain, rain and decline.


How long do you usually work on one project?
From one week to four years.



Do you carefully plan the production process or do you work more intuitive?
Both.



How does the title relate to the work, and how do you find a fitting title?
The title is really important to me. Sometimes I start from the title for my videos.



Where do you get your ideas or inspiration from?
Art and life.



How important is sound in film, and if you use sounds, do you create your own or use existing?
I use sounds created by me.



How does content relate to the form of your work?
I work in the deconstruction of form.



What possibilities of the web are yet to be explored?
Buh...



Did the web changed your view on art, or your career?
I am a visionary.



Where would you place your work; cinema or art. And what is the difference between those according to you?
My cinema is anticinema and experimental cinema.



How influential is the reaction to your film by the audience?
None.



What is your next project about?
I just finished ’Narciso Gray’, this video is a meeting between the myth of Narcissus and Dorian Gray.


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