Blue Unnatural is the first animation work of Marco Bolognesi, in the artistic video lasting 10 minutes, you find the classic characters of the production of Bolognesi: Women mutants, robots and cyborgs, living and interacting on the background of Sendai City, a city-world of science fiction and cyberpunk appearance. The work explores the theme of metamorphosis at two levels: stylistic and conceptual. From a technical point of view, dozens of small parts were extracted from the films of b-list movies of the 70s, were printed, frame by frame, over-painted with pastels, digitized, assembled and animated. Bolognesi has created a dystopian world, based on the "defects" of our reality as a warning. Telling the future projections of these problems and discussing contemporary ones, conceiving art as political action and as an analysis of society.
MARCO BOLOGNESI 马可 波罗尼耶斯
Marco Bolognesi, artist and filmmaker, was born in Bologna in 1974, where he graduated at DAMS in 2001; today he lives and works between London and Rome. From 1994 and 1996 his first video works, made for RAI, shown at Giffoni Film Festival and at Biennial of Venice. In 2002 he moved to London, where he won The Artist in Residence Award at the Italian Cultural Institute (2003) and realized the exhibition Woodland, from which two years later borns the namesake book of photographs and with whom he opened his first solo exibition at Cyntia Corbett Gallery of London. In 2008 made the short film Black Hole, which won the best science fiction film at the Indie Short Film Competition in Florida and the monograph Dark Star has been released. In 2009 published by Einaudi, Protocol, the first volume of a graphic novel developed in collaboration with Carlo Lucarelli, in the same year in the Londoner Olyvia Fine Art he introduces Z Generation: Realm of Ambiguity and at the Foundation Solares of arts in Parma the project Genesis. In 2011 he realized the installation Mock-up exposed at the IED in Milan within the festival Invideo and participates in the Londoner collective exibition What made us famous alongside artists such as Damien Hirst, Helmut Newton, Sarah Lucas. In May 2012, at the European Photography Festival he presents Humanescape: an exhibition and a book with the participation of Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tešanović. In 2014 he launches, at Kunst Meran, the first chapter of the personal exhibition Sendai City, to the end of the future in which it is presented his Bomar Universe, ever expanding universe, between cyberpunk and social science fiction. During 2015, the exhibition has been exposed then in Bologna and at PAN in Naples.
MOSTRE PERSONALI SELEZIONATE / Selected Solo Shows
Sendai City, to the end of the future, a cura di / curated by Valerio Dehò; Kunst Meran, Merano 2014; Abc, Bologna, 2015, PAN, Napoli 2015;
Humanescape, a cura di / curated by Walter Guadagnini; Fotografia Europea 2012, Galleria Parmeggiani, Reggio Emilia, 2012.
Dark Star, a cura di / curated by Elena Forin; Solares Fondazione delle Arti, Parma, 2009.
Z Generation/The Realm of Ambiguity, a cura di / curated by Olyvia Kwok; Olyvia Oriental Gallery, Londra, 2009.
MOSTRE COLLETTIVE SELEZIONATE / Selected Gropu Shows
Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Perspectivas Italianas, a cura di / curated by Massimo Scaringella, Mar del Plata, 2015;
Biennale Italia – Cina, a cura di / curated by Sandro Orlandi, Shisanling Beizhou, Pechino 2014;
Eyes On; Monat der Fotographie, Vienna, 2012.
What made us famous, a cura di / curated by Olyvia Kwok; Olyvia Fine Art, Londra, 2011.
Femme Fatale, a cura di / curated by Rudolf Budja; Rudolf Budja Galerie, Artmosphere Salzburg, Salisburgo, 2010.