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first research on the dancing rituals of Tarantism in Southern Italy, “The Oyster Effect” develops into a collage of historical references as fragmented narratives over a visual journey.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 altered mental states is shown as a series of parallels between built environments, architectural spaces, landscapes and their narration.

The Oyster Effect - Valentina Ferrandes - UX
The Oyster Effect - Valentina Ferrandes - UX

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Awards

 

  • 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

 

 

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Selected 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

 

 


Valentina Ferrandes --
Email: blank_page@hotmail.com
Instagram: @valentina_ferrandes
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www.valentinaferrandes.com
London - UK