Arts Commons presents:
Gallery of Alberta Media Art (GAMA)
Arts Commons video monitors
September 2 - November 27, 2015
Artist Reception: Thursday, November 19, 6:00-9:00pm
Three new short films come to Arts Commons on the Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) monitors, Carlito Ghioni’s Escape From Here, John Osborne’s I’m in Love with the City, and Rosanna Terracciano’s We All Need To Say Goodbye/Adios.
Escape From Here focuses on a mysterious protagonist moving forward as he strives to escape his tragic past. The imagery suggests a wider world that the viewer can only guess at given this short glimpse into the frame of the story.
I'm in Love with the City is an upbeat yet gritty song about life in the city written by Edmonton songwriter Wilfed Kozub that is overlaid by a series of still and moving images of Edmonton that reflect on the past, present, and future. Combined with various animation techniques, the result is a dreamlike landscape that is oddly familiar.
Rosanna Terracciano’s work, We All Need To Say Goodbye/Adios, is subtle and poetic, steeped in the tradition of flamenco. Using white fans and ceramic hair pieces, Terracciano demonstrates the emotional side of the dance form, resulting in a piece that speaks to the soul of flamenco without ever showing the dance itself.
Title: Escape from Here, I'm in Love with the City, and We All Need To Say Goodbye/Adios
Location: On the Arts Commons three video monitors
+15 pedway; second level of Jack Singer Concert Hall west end
West end of Jack Singer Concert Hall main floor foyer
Near Ca’Puccini Café and the stained glass window
Dates: September 2 - November 27, 2015
Artist reception at Happenings #2 in Upper Centre Court at Arts Commons
on Thursday, November 19th from 6-9 pm
Originally from Italy, Carlito Ghioni left his homeland in hopes of furthering his aspirations. Familiar with the cultures of both North America and Europe, his perspective occupies the gap between them. Carlito brings to his craft a keen appreciation for technical enhancement when such is used as a tool to express meaning and visual.
Growing up close to the streets, Carlito is intimately familiar with the complex urban living realities in a multi-cultural society. He is presently living the “reality” of a New Canadian, experiencing on a daily basis the hope and disappointment shared by people caught between worlds.
John Osborne began experimenting with abstract images and film in the late sixties and later worked as the principle operator at a computer animation studio in London, England. John continued his interest in the visual arts while working in areas of information technology and environmental research. He returned to the computer as a creative tool and began experimenting with abstract images and animating them to music. This interest led him to work with "After Effects” to explore less abstract themes. Over the last eight years he has shown films at festivals in North America and Europe.
Rosanna Terracciano’s work is steeped in the tradition of flamenco, but driven by the idea of a personal flamenco. Critical to her practice is her identity as a Calgarian dedicated to flamenco, an art form with roots so culturally and geographically removed from the city which helped shape her into an artist. Ultimately, Rosanna strives to give more relevance to the deeply-rooted traditional flamenco form in modern-day Canada, with the aim of helping to develop an audience that can critically analyze the work they see and in turn contribute to critical thought regarding the flamenco form.