A DREAM IN STONE
Digital Videoart Collection, 2022
A DREAM IN STONE
Digital Art Castle Collection
By Francesca Fini
Produced during art residency at Rocca Sinibalda Castle
Curated by Cristina Cenci and Enrico Pozzi
21 SEPTEMBER 2022
Sedition Art Platform
A THOUSAND YEAR OLD ITALIAN CASTLE.
ITS RENAISSANCE FRESCOES.
A TOP INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ARTIST.
A DIGITAL PHILANTROPIC PROJECT.
An avant-garde yet Renaissance architectural achievement in its own right, the Rocca Sinibalda Castle has always hosted over the centuries highly innovative artists, architects, saints, writers, poets, performers, film makers, utopians, and patrons of the arts.
Some name dropping. The Renaissance and Mannerism painters of its frescoes: Perin del Vaca, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Giovanni da Udine, Girolamo Muziano. More recently: Caresse Crosby, Peggy Guggenheim, Ezra Pound, Salvador Dalì, the Living Theater, Allen Ginzberg and Gregory Corso, Gregory Markopoulos, Lilian Lijn, Tachis, Marcos Cei, Claudio Silvestrin, Martin Amis, Francesco Dimitri.
Spearheading modernity, the Castle has now turned digital. The four editions of its art residency and festival Endecameron have been steering towards digital art.
Eight video works inspired by a key SciFi theme, Earth after the vanishing of humanity. The Rocca Sinibalda Castle stands out as an intact and silent survivor to the catastrophic reversals of History. Still there to testify what we were and open a chasm into a maybe future. The frescoes become a relic, carefully preserved inside the womb of futuristic, self-sustainable and self-powered devices, which keep functioning unaware of their surrounding void and of the disappearance of their makers.
A collection of premium short high-definition 3D films. Due to be published on the Sedition digital arts platform.
The Castle as an Ark, a densely written stele that merges with the rock and crosses time, transforming it and self-transforming.
Sedition Art Platform - 2022
Concept, art direction, animation, editing - Francesca Fini
Sound design - Francesca Fini
Curatorial - Cristina Cenci and Enrico Pozzi