ANIMAFEST PRO | ANIMAFEST SCANNER VII | SYMPOSIUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION STUDIES | Panel 3 – ANIMATION AND POETRY
Dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini. Readings, Stylistic References and Poetics of Italian Animation Authors - Paola Bristot (Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy)
Dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini. Readings, Stylistic References and Poetics of Italian Animation Authors
Paola Bristot (Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy)
Wednesday, 30 September, 14:25 – 14:55
The figure of Pier Paolo Pasolini has left a permanent mark due to the strength of his poetic vision and his prophetic intellectual lucidity. A challenging confrontation for all those authors who relate to his legacy of great cinematographic masterpieces, illuminating essays on contemporary society, poems and novels. We hereby present three animated films whose theme is the use of Pasolini's work reworked with personal stylistic choices. Leonardo Carrano and Alessandro Pierattini, with Domine Jesu (in Requiem, 2008), who have visually re-elaborated the film Accattone by using 850 frames repainted individually; Mario Verger who titles his film Pasolini Requiem with many "twisted" quotations (2012), and Gianluigi Toccafondo, who realizes "Being dead or being alive is the same thing", (2001). For all of these authors the main reference is Pasolini's cinematographic production, but through a process of personal synthesis, each of them achieves different characteristics and interpretations, starting of course from the many themes touched by this poet of Friulian origins.
Stefano Ricci also pays tribute to Pasolini, especially in My Secret Monkey, where the poet reveals himself with an appearance, but Pasolini is a recurrent reference in many of his other works as well. The young author Francesco Rosso opens his film Destined To Be Dead with a quote by Pasolini, while his way of thinking about the story also refers to Pasolini, developing with footage of the suburbs of a city, including an intimate investigation of a young man looking for his identity. We reiterate the poetic approach of all these authors who have as their artistic basis an expressiveness that prefers an evocative and symbolic narrative. Therefore, we can see how Pasolini's intuitions and conceptual reflections can permeate many works by contemporary artists, poets, authors confirming the permanent legacy of his work and his figure.
Paola Bristot graduated in Discipline Arti Musica Spettacolo from the University of Bologna (1985) and specialized in Contemporary History Art at the University of Bologna (1991). She is professor of History of Contemporary Art at the Academy in Venezia. As president of the Viva Comix association, she organizes many exhibitions concerning comics, illustration, animation and visual arts. She is the Artistic Director of the Piccolo Festival Animazione (13th edition) in Friulian Region (Italy). With Andrea Martignoni, she curated the 6th DVD Animazioni (2010-19, Viva Comix, Ottomani), anthologies of contemporary Italian short film. As an art director, she has produced the experimental film Re-cycling (Arte Video, Viva Comix 2014).