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SINEMA STRATA presents MICHELE BRESSAN’S 5 FAVOURITE FILMS

1. 8 1/2 / Federico Fellini // because “ASA NISI MASA”
2. APOCALYPSE NOW / F.F. Coppola // because “It’s judgment that defeats us.”
3. DEATH IN VENICE / Luchino Visconti // because ''Solitude produces originality, bold & astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportionate, the absurd, and the forbidden.”
4. SOGNI D'ORO / Nanni Moretti // perche’ ‘’Le parole sono importanti.”
5. SYNECDOCHE New York / Charlie Kaufman // because ''I will be dying and so will you, and so will everyone here. That's what I want to explore. We're all hurtling towards death, yet here we are for the moment, alive. Each of us knowing we're going to die, each of us secretly believing we won't.” 

“Cinemas are made to be looked past them, stay unnoticed to the viewer while they reveal the spectacle. Like Marc Auge's non places, they are containers, rhythmic and automated in form and activity. When lighten and empty, they expose their context and status, revealing the viewer a reality he isn't familiar with. Using the time between two screenings to create a new scenario, the series regards the story of these transition spaces in their own transition as past traces and in the same time as present landmarks of the Romania's visual identity.” - Michele Bressan / Waiting for the Drama

Michele Bressan (b. 1980) is publicly known for his work in photography. Michele’s interest in visual perception and the methods of constructing the collective imaginary begins from a view of images as matrices of social and historical consciousness. The quest is then matched by the desire to spontaneously or accidentally break away poetic spaces from day-to-day reality.

He also participated in exhibitions at the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale (the New Gallery of the Romanian Cultural Institute of Venice New Gallery, 2015) and at Les Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, La Gaîté Lyrique and Palace of Tokyo (video projection, 2014).

(text source: Art Encounters 2017)
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