Authentic News of Invisible Things
by Ra di Martino, Italy 2014, 5'

Authentic News of Invisible Things
Italy, 2014, 5’
by Rä di Martino
Riprese: Alessandro Chiodo
Montaggio: Rä di Martino
Produzione: Rä di Martino

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

Built on an intertwining of reality and fiction, this short film consists of two different videos. In the first the artist recreates the situation of a video material from 1918 found at the Imperial War Museum in London, which shows a group of civilians observing a fake wooden tank built by the Germans to deceive the enemy. While the real event took place in Lille, France, the artist’s black and white video shows a street in the center of Bolzano a century later, with a crowd of extras dressed in period costumes intent on looking at another decoy tank. The second video shows the reactions of real-life passers-by to the passage of a menacing, genuine Italian army tank through the streets of present-day Bolzano.

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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