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Cristina Pavesi - Orange

3:20, 2013, Video Art
Three minutes of fortuity and stability testing.
The video is part of my project to revitalize the still life as a genre renewed by the time factor and the movement of the video as a medium.
Revisiting the classic genre of still life, inspired by Flemish painting and by Caravaggio’s paintings, shapes and colors are enhanced by the light contrasting with the black background. As in paintings subjects are in complete stillness, in videos there is the fourth dimension, time, which gives further metaphorical depth to the image.
DirectorCristina PavesiProducerCristina PavesiCameraCristina PavesiEditorCristina PavesiComposerMusic: Pioggia d’ambra

CountryItalyEdition2013 ScreeningsPersonal exhibition "Reflections" Vanna Casati Gallery, Bergamo, Italy, April-May 2013
Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, September 2013
Videolookink video art festival, Barcelona, Spain, November 2013

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Interview

What is Orange about?
Video Orange is the first one in the series of colors. These videos are part of the project called "still alive", which reflected on the revitalization of the classical genre of still life. The series of colors is based on the same principle: still life with motion. In this case the motion is given by a little investigation on stability.

Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts you use and what is important to you?
As I explained for the video of "Kronos" what matters to me is the reworking of the experience to find an order and a sense for things as the video itself has the ability to encompass temporal evolution.

How long do you usually work on one project?
It depends on the project, but generally a month.

Do you carefully plan the production process or do you work more intuitive?
I plan the project, but the work is the result of a series of operations more intuitive that occur mainly in the editing stage.

How does the title relate to the work, and how do you find a fitting title?
The simplest title is the most effective.

Where do you get your ideas or inspiration from?
From nature and art.

How important is sound in film, and if you use sounds, do you create your own or use existing?
Existing music is always a source of great inspiration!

How does content relate to the form of your work?
Each formal choice refers to a specific explicit or symbolic content.

What possibilities of the web are yet to be explored?
I do not know which ones, but certainly a lot.

Did the web changed your view on art, or your career?
Yes, the web has provided me the opportunity to access a lot of art and creativity, which is not recognized by the rules of a dominant market and it has opened to me many opportunities to show my work, like this one!

Where would you place your work; cinema or art. And what is the difference between those according to you?
My videos do not tell stories, they express emotions.

How influential is the reaction to your film by the audience?
Of course I am glad if I get positive feedback!

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