Valentina Ferrandes

Videomaker & Media Artist

THE OYSTER EFFECT

HD Video + 12’52’’ + ITALY + 2010

Starting from excerpts of archive footage shot by the anthropologist De Martino during his first research on the dancing rituals of Tarantism in Southern Italy, “The Oyster Effect” develops into a collage of historical references as fragmented narratives over a visual journey. In the film, the portrayal of women and hysteria is shown as a series of parallels between built environments, architectural spaces, landscapes and their narration. The viewer travels through foreign languages and non-descriptive locations, in a journey that challenges linearity and historicism. The attempt to bridge the specific representations of women’s subjectivity as products of their cultural environments, in the north and southern Europe, is persistently negated by the conflicting relation between image and voiceover.

2013 + FABBRI CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE + SHORTLISTED
2011 + REPRESENTING ITALIAN CINEMA AT BIENNALE DE LA MEDITERRANEE
2011 + CELESTE PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART + SHORTLISTED
2011 + SALON VIDEO PRIZE + SHORTLISTED


EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2015 + Al Tiba9 - Bardo National Museum - Algiers
2015 + Avanti Film Discourse III - Imaginary Time - curated by Radha Mateva
Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi - Berlin - DE
2015 + Artist Film Screenings 2015 + Karst Gallery + Plymouth - UK
2014 + Festival CinemaZERO + Trento + IT
2014 + 6th CAIRO VIDEO FESTIVAL + Medrar Center for Contemporary Art + Cairo + Egypt
2014 + DIALOGUES ON VIDEOART + Treviso Arte Ricerca + IT
curated by Carlo Sala
2013 + Venti per Una + LOFT RIZZORDI ART FOUNDATION + St Petersburg+ RU
2013 + Venti per Una + 5th MOSKOW BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART - Collateral Exhibition at Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery+ RU
2013 + FABBRI PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Fabbri Contemporary Art Foundation + Villa Brandolini + IT
2013 + Confini Visual Arts Festival + HORCYNUS HORCA FOUNDATION + Reggio Calabria + IT
2013 + INDEX Area + SoutHeritage Foundation + IT
2012 + Venti per Una + Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive + Turin + IT
curated by Martina Corgnati 2012 + 20x1 + Espacio Cultural Museo de la Mujeres + Montevideo
2012 + Art Verona Art Fair – with Galleria Murat 122 + IT
2012 + SHEFFIELD FRINGE + FILMS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND DOCUMENTARY + Sheffield Hallam University + UK
curated by Minou Norouzi
2012 + RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES 2012 + PALAIS DE TOKYO + Paris + FR
2012 + The One Minutes + SHANGHAI TELEVISION FESTIVAL + CN
curated by Martina Corgnati and IGAV
2012 + For Hours and Hours + GALLERIA BOCCANERA + Trento + IT
curated by Visualcontainer
2011 + Biennale de la Mediterranee + MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART + ROME + IT
2011 + 7TH INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS LOUNGE + Berlin + DE
2011 + INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DETMOLD DE
2011 + LONDON SALON VIDEO PRIZE + London + UK
2011 + RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES + Paris + FR
2011 + CELESTE PRIZE + Finalist Works + Archeological Museum in Bologna + IT
2011 + MEMORY AWAKE + Storey Gallery + Lancaster + UK
2011 + Mediterranean Senses + HANGAR BICOCCA + Milan
2011 + CONTEMPORARY COMO CONTEST + Spazio Natta + Como + IT

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