Valentina Ferrandes

Videomaker & Media Artist

OTHER THAN OUR SEA

HD Video + 10'21'' + ITALY / TURKEY / UK + 2015

„The boat is a floating piece of space, a place without a place, that exists by itself, that is closed in on itself and at the same time is given over to the infinity of the sea and that, from port to port, from tack to tack, from brothel to brothel, it goes as far as the colonies in search of the most precious treasures they conceal in their gardens..."

M.Foucault - Of Other Spaces

From the relics of an ancient greek colony in Southern Italy, to modern day shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea, a story of exploration told through fragments of classical literature, flashes of ethnographic films and manipulated excerpts of current newsreels.

Referencing the recent tragic circumstances that drowned thousands of migrants departing from Northern Africa to seek asylum in Europe, „Other Than Our Sea“ collapses visual cues as layers of imagery to embroider an enigmatic idea of traveling at sea in times of conflict. A journey that can be a leap into the unknown, a voyage of discovery, or forced migration, death as well as rebirth.

"Other Than Our Sea" is a Jury Selection at Japan Media Arts Festival 2016.


EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2017
MIT - Turin

2016
Cinemigrante
- Buenos Aires
Forum des Images- Paris

Experiments in Cinema-
Alburquerque - New Mexico
London International Documentary Festival
16th Japan Media Art Festival
Les Inattendus + Festival for Independent Cinema + France
International Film Festival - ZOOM Zblizenia - Poland
Visions in the Nunnery - Bow Arts Trust - London
Bardo National Museum - Algiers
Museo Marca - Catanzaro
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Acri - Italy
ProxyAct Film Festival - London
Riace in Festival - Italy
Fondazione Libero Bizzarri - Italy

2015
Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne + Australia
Visioni da Mondo + Documentary Film Festival + Italy
Haverhill Experimental Film Festival + US
DokuFest + Kosovo
Filmideo 2015 + Index Art Center + Newark + US
Visions Du Reel + DOCM Media Library + Nyon + Switzerland
Flatpack Short Film Festival + Birmingham + UK
Festival Isolacinema + Izola + Slovenia

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