SOUND IN TRANSFIGURED TIME Maya Deren. Amateur is a Lover
Thursday 16th September, 20:00 | Serre dei Giardini Margherita, BO
From 22nd September to 27th October | online on MyMovies

 Three films thought and left soundless by Maya Deren (At Land, 1944; A Study in Choreography for Camera, 1945; Ritual in Transfigured Time, 1946) give musicians Francesca Bono (Ofeliadorme) e Vittoria Burattini (Massimo Volume) the chance to create a dialogue with Deren through synth, drums and voice


A project for Archivio Aperto which was born to answer a curatorial question: to which extent abiding by philology and to which instead pushing towards the very experimentation Deren herself inspires through her work?


The idea of the choice we have made after talking to Pip Chodorov and Tavia Ito, it’s that one thing does not rule out the other – it is enough to claim the intentions – because even if Deren’s work was to shutter as a mirror in a thousand pieces we wouldn’t ever stop to look at ourselves in its shards. 


Francesca Bono’s intentions are clear: “I understood almost immediately what I wanted to do, a few frames were enough, I soon took sound notes and thought that my friend Vittoria Burattini would have been a perfect “partner in crime” to create a dreamlike and surreal sound. We have both confidence and reciprocal respect. I wanted to pay tribute to Deren, an extraordinary artist who inspired some of my favourite directors, and another musician I admire and with whom I shared a certain kind of poetics. I was looking for a sensorial sabbath, an immersion in the obsessive. I wanted a message to be clear: Women who make.”



Francesca Bono and Vittoria Burattini




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Live sound curated by

Francesca Bono (Ofeliadorme) and Vittoria Burattini (Massimo Volume)

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