The 2nd edition of Rane verso Lago, which took place last year during Lago Film Fest, was born to give an exclusive space to contemporary art and to its young representatives.
The participants were asked to generate ideas inspired by the concept of living with strangers and thus sharing with them feelings about the area and its social matrix, in order to produce a video documentary. Eight young artists from different Italian and European cities took part in this project.
This year some of last year artists will again exhibit their works, their video diary and the developments that were made after the residence ended.
Alessandro Boselli (photographer, Bologna)
Was a student at Liceo Artistico Arcangeli in Bologna, from 2002 he actively works with photography and video. Among his most important works: a reportage in Bosnia in 2005 and one in India in 2006; the short film ‘Disturbi Assurdi’ and the film ‘Servo del Globo’.
Antonio Cataldo (videomaker, Piombino)
Graduated in Design and Production of Visual Arts from IUAV University in Venice. His artistic research looks at how it would be possible to change traditional views within the information society.
Giorgio Cugno (videomaker, Torino)
Was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Torino. He bases his work on the relation that runs between fiction and real documentaries, in order to use narration as a pretext for interaction and contamination with the environment around us.
Benni Monetti (artist, Bologna)
Student of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Fascinated by the animal world, he has studied for some years the relationships between that world and the human one, submerging the viewers of his installations into a reality that revives lost instincts.
Paolo Pennuti (videomaker, Forlì)
Graduated in Design and Production of Visual Arts from IUAV University in Venice. Starting from his studies of documentary situations, he gives to his videos another level of reality.
Maria Zanchi (public art designer, Bergamo)
She is studying Design and Production of Visual Arts at IUAV University in Venice. She bases her research on questioning the confines between public and private space and between community and individual.
Stina Ostberg (Visual artist, Gotheborg)
She got a Master in Fine Arts (MFa) from Valand School of Fine Arts of Gotheborg. Using different methods, such as video, photography and tapestry, she invites the viewers in a new dimension, where participation, volumes and manual art are the key words.
Davide Vivaldi (artist, Rovereto)
Student of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Experimenting new expressing forms, from clay to paper, from painting to installation, he focuses his art on the individual in relation to the mass.