Presentation and two screening programmes. Presentation as an Introduction to the RewindItalia Research project; its aims and objectives; outcomes. Screening programmes 2 x 90 mins, 29 works from 28 artists.
Screening 1. Saturday, May 31st, 2014, 16:00 Screening / 17:30 Roundtable, Festivalzentrum This program of REWINDItalia includes a selection of early video works produced in Italy in the 1970s. It is opened by Fabio Mauri’s seminal TV happening, Il televisore che piange, from 1971. The programme continues with a selection of works by Sambin, Ambrosini, Sartorelli and Borsari, produced by Galleria del Cavallino (Venice), one of the most significant and renowned early Italian video art production centres, led by Paolo and Gabriella Cardazzo. Some of the works produced by Cavallino were by Yugoslavian artists (such as Sanja Ivekovič and Živa Kraus) as part of the Third and Fourth Encounters organised in 1974 and 76 by the city of Motovun, now Croatia. The program includes also a seminal video performance by Luca Maria Patella, media artist from Rome, who experimented independently with videotape during the 1970s. In 2011 REWINDItalia recovered some of Patella’s videotapes, long-since believed to be lost. Screening 2: Saturday, May 31st, 2014, 20:00 Screening Festivalzentrum The second programme of REWINDItalia opens with four videos by Sillani and Viola produced by Cavallino in the late 1970s. The following three works are by Marangoni and Plessi, were produced by Centro Videoarte of Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, directed by Lola Bonora, one of the most renowned, long-lived and the only public Italian video centre active in 1970s and 1980s. The second program also includes the only video work made by the renowned filmmaker Paolo Gioli during the 1980s. Followed by two works by painter, video artist and TV creative director Sasso, which feature seminal collaborations between artists and mainstream Television. The program closes with a glimpse into the early 1990s and the development of digital video.