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Belligerent Eyes

Fondazione Prada, Venice

27 May 201611 Sep 2016

“Belligerent Eyes | 5K Confinement” is an upcoming, pioneering project on contemporary image production. Conceived and designed by Luigi Alberto Cippini and developed in collaboration with film director Giovanni Fantoni Modena, “Belligerent Eyes” sets itself as an experimental media research facility geared in the spaces of Fondazione Prada’s Venetian venue, Ca’ Corner della Regina.

With “Belligerent Eyes” Fondazione Prada, restlessly searching for new grounds of confrontation on cinema and visual languages, experiments with new forms of collaboration, analysis and research. “Belligerent Eyes” was born out the Fondazione’s will to create a reciprocally stimulating exchange with younger generations working in the realms of cinema and visual arts research and production, enabling them to work in complete autonomy and freedom. This new relationship has marked independence as the core of such an artistic collaboration, offering the Fondazione the opportunity to re-invent the expressions of its cultural commitment.

At a time when cinema has lost its capacity to assert itself as the beholder of collective imaginary, “Belligerent Eyes” aims at introducing new didactic perspectives in both filmmaking and film studies. From 26 May to 11 September 2016, an international network of academics and practitioners, together with fifteen selected participants, will be entrusted as a core group with the development and sharing of various academic initiatives revolving around the future of motion pictures.
The intended disciplinary spectrum will investigate the most diverse aspects in contemporary image production: by challenging the traditional norms related to education and scrutinizing the current socio-cultural transformations endured by the field, Ca’ Corner della Regina will foster a borderline association where both professors and students, as part of a sole academic body, will set themselves against new practices and innovations.

The program is composed of six cross-curricular phases and a fortnightly corollary module. Each interdisciplinary session is anticipated by a preparatory week and will last seven days: various practitioners (including John Palmesino, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Trevor Paglen, Mauricio Gris, Vittorio Gallese and Stacy Martin), also in regard to their own standard practice, will asymmetrically go a long way towards the experimentation.
Since knowledge production is nowadays generally perceived as the main derivate of what museums and visual art institutions can engender, “Belligerent Eyes” aims at not dismissing research and its cultural inquiries as a sole commodity for a nominal exhibition.
In order to reduce and govern the visibility of what will be produced within its premises and to guarantee the necessary privacy for analysis and exploration, Ca’ Corner della Regina will be open only on designed occasions and upon reservation.

In conjunction with the Venice Film Festival, “Belligerent Eyes” will lastly promote a broadcasting experiment. This will set itself beyond the traditional Western standards, and it will condense the idea of merging into a singular production structures and disciplines traditionally foreign to the realm of cinema.

  • Belligerent Eyes | 5k confinement. Photo by Jacopo Farina Belligerent Eyes | 5k confinement. Photo by Jacopo Farina
  • Belligerent Eyes, Press Conference Belligerent Eyes, Press Conference

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Fondazione Prada, Venice
Type: Talk
Admission: Booking

Camera Combat

Lecturers: Christian Marazzi
Guest: Cpt. Mauricio Gris

Captain (Retired) Mauricio Gris, former Camera Combat Team Leader, will be presenting an account of his battlefield experiences, while introducing the impact of warfare conditions in the collection of visual materials.
Christian Marazzi will challenge the discussion by presenting means of economic thinking and his thoughts on the systematisation of economy as it is shifting from an economy of language to an economy of war.

Destination: Venice
Where: Fondazione Prada, Venice
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

Japan 1984, 7 betacam tapes Michelangelo and Enrica Antonioni.

Screening of ‘Viaggio in Giappone’ by Michelangelo and Enrica Antonioni. Enrica Antonioni and Stefano Francia di Celle will introduce the showing of an unreleased footage documenting the Japanese journey undertaken by the couple between 1984 – 1985.

 

Destination: Venice
Where: Fondazione Prada, Venice
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

“New Never” , a meeting in which will be offered to the public the work done by the 15 young participants of the project.

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
tue

ADMISSION:
€ 10; reduced € 8

ESTABLISHED:
2011

T: +39 041 810 9161 M: info@fondazioneprada.org W: Fondazione Prada Venezia
ADDRESS:
Santa Croce 2215 Venice, 30123 Italy