1,295 € raised of 3,600 € needed (36 %)
The question we asked ourselves is simple: is Alzheimer a disease or a new condition of being? The answer is ‘SehenSucht’, art installation born from the obsessed desire to look beyond pietistic and reassuring words, medicines that don’t exist, health politics and the huge amount of money spent by the families. But we’ve also dealt with empathy, relation, the desire to reciprocate love. Such question became more urgent while working on the art project ‘a a a a’ (2011-2014) during which the artist Laura Morelli and the documentarist Sara Luraschi, have closely worked with dozens of people from the Alzheimer’s community: caregivers, patients, volunteers, health services. This project alimented various reflections and, as a conclusion, ‘SehenSucht’ sets to become a dialogue between the two authors through voices, faces and stories of the people involved and attempts to bring together four years of research and relational experimentation.
A space is divided into two by a layered tulle. The projection comprises respectively of a video and audio on each side. The audience is able to freely walk 360° around the projection. The light and layered screen, allows for the projections to be visible from each side with diverse transparencies; luminous traces fall on to the floor, keeping the tulle’s texture’s memory. During the projection few images, sequences, audio are contextualised and occur in both videos, strengthening the sensorial and emotive impact.
WHAT WE ASK
Funding to cover technical requirements and materials: 2 projectors, a suspended support system hanged from the ceiling, hardware and software necessary for the projection. With more financial aid we could have the possibility to showcase and feature ‘SehenSucht’ as part of festivals, art galleries, social events in Italy and beyond.
WHAT WE OFFER
Laura Morelli 1960 - Laurea con lode in DAMS, dal 2000 inizia una ricerca artistica sulla relazione costruendo macchine relazionali. Dal 2003 l’interesse per i meccanismi della relazione si combinano con il sociale e l’artista passa alla relazione diretta con gruppi di persone con cui realizza opere d’arte, video, installazioni, in Italia e all’estero. Si forma nel terzo settore affrontando problemi sociali. Nel 2005 inventa la tecnica di autoproduzione video emotICON. Nel 2006 fonda l’associazione Di +.
Sara Luraschi 1979 - Laurea nel 2006 all’Università degli Studi di Milano, Scienze dei Beni Culturali. Si è formata tecnicamente attraverso corsi professionali di ripresa e montaggio digitale; nel 2008 partecipa ad un workshop di regia e produzione cinematografica a Berlino. Il suo interesse principale è il documentario. Dal 2013 implementa la tecnica emotICON.
DI + ONLUS Realizza progetti di arte pubblica valorizzando le culture e i linguaggi marginali. Ha lavorato in: Italia, Mali, Malawi, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Laos, Thailandia. Laura Morelli ne è presidente e ideatrice dei più importanti progetti. Nel 2010 la Di + ha vinto il premio nazionale “Takunda” per la comunicazione. Nel 2012 finalista del premio “Sodalitas social innovation” con il progetto “a a a a”.
Laura Morelli 1960 – Graduates with a First from DAMS, in 2000 she begins her artistic research on relations, begins making relational machines. From 2003 her interest for relation’s mechanism are combined with societal issues and the artist moves from that to working directly in relation with groups of people with which she realizes works of art, videos, installations, in Italy and abroad. She grounds herself in the third sector concerned with societal issues. In 2005 she invents the independent video technique emotICON. In 2006 she founds the cultural association Di +.
Sara Luraschi 1979 – Graduates in 2006 from Università degli Studi di Milano, in Science of Cultural Heritage. She grounded herself technically through attending professional courses on filming and digital editing; in 2008 she participates at a workshop for direction and cinematographic production in Berlin. Her main interest is the documentary form. From 2013 she begins using the emotICON technique.
DI + ONLUS Realizes public art project valuing culture and marginal discourses. Has worked in: Italy, Malawi, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Laos, Thailand. Laura Morelli is the president and is behind some of the association’s most important projects. In 2010 Di + received the ‘Takunda’ national price for communication. In 2012 was finalist in the ‘Sodalitas social innovation’ price with the ‘a a a a’ project.
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