100 Piper. Breve Storia del Piper di Torino (1966-1969) in 100 Frammenti
by Ra di Martino, Italy 2018, 20''
SCREENPLAY: Rä di Martino, Valerio Mannucci, Tijana Mamula   REALIZED WITH THE CONTRIBUTION OF: Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale e con Fellow's Project Fund America Academy in Rome
EDITING:Benedetta Marchiori    LANGUAGE: Italian

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2018

 Open only from 1966 to 1968, Turin’s Piper Club is still considered one of the most relevant hybridizations of art, design, music and entertainment. Now legendary, the multifunctional disco, bar, theater and live club was a crossroads for artists, authors, architects and intellectuals of the time. 100 Piper is a hybrid documentary which, through archival materials - photographs, slides, vintage posters, and tableaux vivants that reconstruct and restore the original photographs - attempts to tell a story based on few memories and incomplete fragments, and is characterized by a spontaneous, participatory attitude, with little interest in “self-documentation”. The archival materials, restored at the La Venaria Reale Conservation and Restoration Center, are fundamental elements of a free narration and a basically “impossible” reconstruction, which represents this imaginary projection of the Piper Club.
The film is part of the project of Artissima 2017 PIPER. Learning at the Discotheque, by Paola Nicolin for The Classroom.

Rä di Martino
Rä di Martino has investigated the relationship between cinema and visual arts thanks to a production spanning from cinema, to installation and photography. Her film work, presented numerous times in previous editions of Lo schermo dell’arte, is characterized by being able to combine the genre of the documentary with fiction, exploring the possibilities of cinema as a mean to create situations full of charm and sometimes paradoxical. 

She has exhibited her works in international institutions including Palazzo Grassi, GAM and Fondazione Sandretto in Turin, MACRO and MAXXI in Rome, Museion in Bolzano, Hangar Bicocca and PAC in Milan, the Tate Modern in London, the MoMA PS1 in New York, and the MCA in Chicago. Her films have been shown on numerous occasions including Art Basel, the Kassel Dokfest, the Torino Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival

Selected Filmography

2017 Poor Poor Jerry 2017 Controfigura 2014 The Show MAS Go On 2013 The Picture of Ourselves

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