Four artists: Elena Beccaro (Costume designer), Peter Burchia (painter and musician), Sabrina Fraternali (dancer and choreographer) e Salvatore Cutrì (actor), told through the director’s intimate gaze Stefano Lisci (former author of Luca + Silvana and Bar Mario) with the production of Cooperativa 19.
Living in art is a documentary about the lives of South Tyrolean artists during the pandemicagreement with the first public screening on Wednesday 11 May at 9.30 pm Batzen Sudwerk.
“The idea of making a series of short documentaries about South Tyrolean artists stems from the need to answer some questions: is it possible to live in art today? What are the obstacles a young artist must face to turn his passion into a work in all respects? Answering these questions, even in a “normal” situation, would be difficult. In light of the implications and limitations that covid-19 has posed to us, these questions focus on a problem that has too often passed and is still in the background. “
These are the reasons why the director told their stories in 4 short documentaries with artists from different sectors: Elena Beccaro (costume designer), Peter Burchia (painter and musician), Sabrina Fraternali (dancer and choreographer) and Salvatore Cutrì (actress). The first public screening is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 at. 21:30 at Batzen Sudwerk in Bolzano. The main characters and the author of the documentary will be present in the evening with free admission. After the screening, the evening also continues with Peter Burchia’s live music.
Fortunately and gradually we return to normal, public events and activities related to the world of culture see the light at the end of the tunnel. But maybe not much will change for the artists, as the main characters say in the documentary “for us there was not the big difference under covid, art in society is often tied to a marginal role as if it were something irrelevant. We were already used to it, living in art in Italy is not easy at all“. Yet this pandemic has reminded us how much art in the darkest moments has played a fundamental role in our society. The documentary is told in the first person: an intimate portrait that tries to convey the current art world and the meaning of “living in art “.
Cooperative 19, which since 2011 has been involved in cultural activities and projects in support of artists and creatives, has decided to produce the documentary precisely for to be able to focus on this topic, which is often not very detailed. Especially for Artoteca project the miniseries had already been produced “Learn the art and put it aside “ which presents works by local artists that also involve people met by chance on the street.
For the realization of “To live in art” took part Massimiliano Gianotti (Producer), Barbara Brugnara (organization), Sonia Galluzzo and Paula Boldrin (graphic design). The documentary was also produced thanks to support from Audiovisual center Bolzanowho acquired the rights. The documentary’s DVD is actually available for loan from The media library in Trevi Center.
Stefano Lisci is a director of the documentary of Sardinian origin, born in 1984, graduated from Zelig Documentary School. After the first experience on the set of “Little Fatherland” from Alessandro Rossetto he worked for several years in film productions, i.a.Anita B” from Roberto Faenza and on that of “Sils Maria” from Oliver Assayas.
Since 2015, he has held film workshops in middle and high schools. In 2016, he directed the documentary Bar Mario. In 2018, he was a finalist at the Solinas Award with the documentary Luca + Silvana, which was then previewed at the Visioni Italiane festival and winner of the Audience Award at. Bolzano Film Festival.
Here is the trailer