by GIANLUCA ABBATE
Written by Gianluca Abbate / Sound effect Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri, Marco Saitta
Italy 2014 / 7’
Efebo d'Oro New Languages
By applying the technique of animated collage which is characteristic of his video-art works, Gianluca Abbate has shot a seven- minute-long panoramic overview to describe the
over-populated world where we live in. It is the first chapter of a trilogy dedicated to contemporary society and the relationship between humans and cities. It shows that there is no more space for a single person, but there is only an overflowing river of individuals without proportion or living space available.
Gianluca Abbate is a director of experimental films. In 2016 he was awarded the Nastro d’Argento for best animation film and in 2015 he won the prize for best short-film at the 32nd Torino Film Festival.
His films have been screened at various festivals and museums such as the Ann Arbor and Chicago Underground Film Festival, at the MAXXI and MACRO museums in Rome,
at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Hiroshima, in Moscow and Istanbul, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and Alternative Space LOOP in Seoul.
© Gianluca Abbate