Giovedi 29 Ottobre – 7th Festival Online

Valerio Berruti

La giostra di Nina

The Carousel links my line to the animation by sequencing about 3000 drawings so as to make them become frames of a video. Music, the only sound element in this short film without words, is a key essential element. I decided to involve Ludovico Einaudi from the very first phase of the project: it is up to him to play with the carousel’s speed, to combine movement and harmony and to underline the animation highlights. Our project, however, goes far beyond cinemas. To draw the frames that make the animation I designed a real carousel, with a 7-meter diameter, and I personally shaped the birds that create it, by sculpting and frescoing every detail. The carousel is at the center of an exhibition, curated by Arturo Galansino, in the beautiful medieval church of San Domenico di Alba. The solo exhibition, apart from showing an absolute preview of the birds carousel, also displays all preparatory drawings, frescoes, photographs of the backstage. For this occasion, Gallucci Editore published a book entitled “La storia di Nina” (“Nina’s Story”), which features a critical text by Arturo Galansino, an essay by Roberto Pisoni, a text by Francesca Priori and the original soundtrack handwritten by Ludovico Einaudi.

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