BY THE SEA
"A beautiful collection of subtle and sustained pieces of music that build up wonderfully to the final vocal section.With perfect films that are so reflective of both these times and the beauty that is around us."
In a house on the Venetian island of Lido, Michele, a composer, lives.
The winter, made up of isolation and inner sights, passes in a time that seems dilated.
A feeling of farewell: these are the last months that will be spent in the lagoon city,
and Michele will dedicate this time to a special tribute.
The global pandemic dictates limits and restrictions: you cannot go further than 200 metres from your house. Here, less than 200 metres, there is the sea, a place that will become the only visitable sanctuary to reflect and discover a new self.
By the sea is a portrait of the sea, containing at the same time the lines of a self-portrait.
Through a path of three chapters, the observer's gaze rests on different elements: starting with the Body at first, passing through the Motion in the second, finally reaching the sacred familiarity of the Home in the last one.
concept, photography, direction and music by
music performed by
PERPETUO SAXOPHONE QUARTET & MICHELE DEIANA
audio mix & mastering
music recorded at
special thanks to
RICCARDO SELLAN, GIOVANNI DINELLO, PAOLO PIASER
FURIO GANZ, JACOPO MARCO ZANESSI
"An unhurried eco poetic portrayal of a fragile environment, guided by camera and choreography to raise awareness of urgent issues"
Screen.Dance Festival Jury
The lagoon of Venice is a very dynamic ecosystem that has to deal with a continuous challenge to survive.
An intertidal zone is a permanent spot in a landscape that is being eroded. The salt marshes and Venetian intertidal areas are connecting elements of the territory, which highlight the result of the secular changes
of the lagoon morphology. A salt marsh is a thin island, subject to its autochthonous identity as to its
adaptive reality. The islands are autonomous and self-referential, governed by their own laws, but an island is also a neutral and protected space. Detached from the world, it acts like a cell or, paradoxically, like a static raft. An island could be seen as a natural stage in the wide horizon, a panoramic observation point in the lagoon. We intend the concept of a city as not only the island of Venice, but as the whole lagoon; the entire area is also home to a vast biodiversity, including many bird species at risk of extinction.
The Venetian Lagoon is the most enduring of the world, due in particular to the historical management of humans. Nevertheless, these ecosystems are still quite fragile because of the constant shifting between
earth and water: today, in particular, they are facing a very delicate moment over a climate change epoch.
Intertidal. Barene intends to bring an artistic focus on this precious environment, measuring the landscape
of the intertidal zones through a performative action. Subject to negotiation between fragility and resilience, movements range from mimesis, to flooding, and finally to their re-emergence.
dramaturgy & production
artistic direction & performer
music composer & foley artist
director of photography and editor
ANJA DIMITRIJEVIC, PALOMA LEYTON, LAURA SANTINI
project assistant & choreographer
EMANUELE FRISON (VER-V)
Veil – an audiovisual work by Claudio Bellini and Michele Deiana – originates from the idea of connection, which we all feel strongly these days: we are connected to others by virtual networks where we are the nodes and our relationships are the links. A virtual mesh, where vertices are the fundamental element, and their position in space together with the connection between them determine the topology of the surface,
and how it reflects light; it is used as a similitude to evoke a network of relations.
concept and video
audio mix and master
Sonder meaning: "The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passed in the street, has a life as complex as one's own, which they are constantly living despite one's personal lack of awareness of it."
Coined in 2012 by John Koenig, whose project, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, aims to come up with new words for emotions that currently lack words.
Inspired by German sonder- (“special”) and French sonder (“to probe”).
premiered by Decibel Ensemble on 18th February 2020
in The Lab (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
Emma Lloyd - violin
Neil McGovern - saxophone
Michelle Holloway - recorder
Maria Harron - clarinet
Martyn Sanderson - trombone
Chris Roberts - electric guitar
Ben Markland - double bass
Eliza McCarthy - piano
Damien Harron - percussion
Dan Rosina - conductor
Ed Bennett - artistic director