Photographer, visual artist, filmmaker and sculptor, Cosimo Terlizzi is an eclectic and versatile artist who, despite his age, has already gained a strong artistic identity and an international success. His works have been exhibited in lots of museums and galleries in Italy and in Europe, such as the MACRO in Rome, the Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea of Trento, the Merz Foundation in Turin or the National Museum of Wroclaw in Poland and his films have been screened in different film festivals, such as the International Film Festival of Rome, the Milano Film Festival the London International Documentary Festival, Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen of Marseille and France Doc in Paris. He’s represented in Italy by Traffic Gallery in Bergamo.
We reached him between a trip and another for festivals and this is the interview that encloses the pleasant chat with him about his work, his poetry and his background. Read the rest of this entry »
Musicians are human beings. Ok, we know it’s such an obvious thing but in times when the web is the main way to listen to music, the feelings and the faces of music makers are often hidden. We sat and talked with a man who comes from Specchia, a beautiful village in Southern Italy. A composer who hides himself behind two masks (Gabriele Panico and Larssen Industrie), trying to fight this forced hide-and-go-seek. We guess we succeded. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Gabriele Panico (or Larssen Industrie?…) Read the rest of this entry »
Rock documentaries, like them or hate them, usually seem to go either for the remorseful or celebratory path. A rise to heaven or a descent to hell, occasionally within the same story. “Better Than Something”, however, is something else. Evolving from a shorter project called “Waiting For Something”, filmmakers Ian Markiewicz and Alex Hammond sought out to tell the story of prolific punk rocker Jay Reatard, whose profile was clearly on the rise after signing to Matador at the beginning of 2008 and releasing the following year his best and most successful record “Watch Me Fall”, and to better understand Jimmy Lindsey, the young, complex man behind the Reatard moniker, whose musical and personal journey had started as a teenager, struggling to get inner peace. Read the rest of this entry »
If you watched the latest music video for Spiritualized’s “Hey Jane” – the first single from their new album “Light Sweet Sweet Heart” – you would surely wonder who is the director behind this 10 minutes masterpiece, whose almost half consists of one of the most beautiful sequence shot ever seen in a music video. Well, the answer to this question is: AG Rojas. Read the rest of this entry »
If by chance you watched some amazing music videos, characterised by a light and a rigor in the construction of the image that remember certain films of the Eastern Europe, long videos, longer than the songs they film, you would have probably fallen on a video by Scott Cudmore, a young promise of the international filmmaking based in Toronto, Canada. The way he conceives and realizes his music videos is definitely original and it struck us deeply. Some names he worked for? Fucked Up, Timber Timbre, Modern Supersticions, Great Lake Swimmers, Brian Bocherdt, The National, Hidden Cameras among others. We looked for him, we “reached” (power of the net!) him and, with a rapidity that has favorably caught us, he answered a series of questions we made and he commented some of his videos. We really enjoyed this exchange of ideas with Scott and we are sure that in not a lot of time this interview will be much more precious than it is already now, we bet on it. Read the rest of this entry »
Last December, LDWT followed, as a media partner, an interesting exhibition: Avvistamenti.
This edition hosted a retrospective dedicated to the work of a very interesting Italian artist, Carlo Michele Schirinzi, who is young but with a long activity behind him, ranging from experimental film to video art. Born if 1974, Carlo Michele Schirinzi is an artist with a great cultural background. Among his sources of inspiration we can mention authors such as Samul Beckett, Cervantes and Carmelo Bene, or artists such as Paolo Uccello and Rothko or musicians such as Giuseppe Verdi, Dead Kennedys and Morrissey. Schirinzi has been awarded by some of the major Italian festivals like Pesaro and Torino, and last year his Eco da luogo colpito (Echo from a hit place) was selected for the 68th Venice International Film Festival in the section Controcampo Italiano. We met him in Molfetta, in a very old fashioned cinema, where Avvistamenti took place. So this is the nice interview he kindly gave to us. Have a good reading. Read the rest of this entry »
“Syndromes” is a short film directed by the young and talented Kristoffer Borgli. “Syndromes” is also the second album by The Golden Filter, the New York electronic duo consisting of Penelope Trappes (vocals) and Stephen Hindman (synthesizers). “Syndromes” is a rare case of a movie whose music is not simply a soundtrack but the reason for the movie itself to exist in the first place. After watching its eleven minutes, a haunting story of a young girl and her healing powers, her relationship with her mother and with ill people, shot against norwegian landscapes which are as green and lush as they are unforgiving, we needed to know more. So we spoke to Stephen and Kristoffer, who told us the story of this experiment; in the style of our Cross Paths section, each from his own side. Read the rest of this entry »