Poesia in carne e ossa

Synopsis

For Julien Blaine, Giovanni Fontana and Sarenco art has a liberating power and the ability to subvert tradition by going beyond the limits imposed by conventions. In the documentary of the three artists, their relationship with visual poetry has been recounted since the early 1960s, through trespassing in sound poetry and performance.
The documentary is part of the “Poetic Boom Boom” exhibition, dedicated to European Visual Poetry, and exhibited at the Galleria delle Prigioni, Treviso, from 13 December 2018 to 7 April 2019.

Poesia in carne e ossa
(Poetry in the Flesh)
Italy, 2018
24 “, original version in Italian and French subtitled in Italia

with
Julien Blaine
Rognac (France)
1942

Giovanni Fontana
Frosinone
1946

Sarenco
Vobarno (BS)
1945-2017

Credits

Direction and Editing
Marco Pavan

Interview with Sarenco
Author
Stefano Ribaldi
Shooting
Mario Pantoni

Music
Giovanni Schievano, Soundrivemotion

Artistic Direction
Marcello Piccinini

Production
Fabrica for Imago Mundi

Videos and archival materials

Poem Bonotto
by Giovanni Fontana
Bonotto Foundation, Luigi Bonotto Collection

Selfishness (1962) by Bohumila Grögerova and Josef Hirsal
Les accident de la glotte en mai 2004, Henri Chopin
interpreted by Giovanni Fontana
Morra Foundation of Naples

Sarenco video film
National Film Library

Drôle de Zèbre, Espèce d’ne
by Julien Blaine
J. F. Meyer Gallery and Films de L’Aire

Acknowledgments
Sarenco Foundation
Oriano Mabellini
Berardelli Foundation
Parise collection
Alessandro Mistrorigo

Backstage