Fondazione Stelline presents a monumental silent film, animated by 35 thousand drawings that combines music with social commitment. A powerful and moving avowal on the horrors of the unknown and the stimulating search for freedom
From April 11th through the 18th, concurrent with ArtWeek, the days dedicated by the city of Milan to MiArt international art fair, Andrea Mastrovito returns to Fondazione Stelline with a special project, thirteen years after his participation with the exhibition Beauty not so difficult.
Eight days devoted to free admission screenings (subject to seat availability) of NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century, one of the most engaging projects developed by this eclectic artist, who here reinvents the 1922 masterpiece filmed by German director Friedrich Willhem Murnau (a remake of Bram Stoker’s Dracula), setting it between modern Syria and a New York City crushed by social protests and violence. The film features count Dracula in today’s Big Apple; a work that is literally monumental thanks to its esthetic impact and the reflection it triggers, where fear and contemporary drama are highlighted through 35 thousand drawings, realized after three years of work together with twelve cartoonists from the Brera and Carrara Academies. NYsferatu is a refined animated feature film; a true metaphor of present times on a backdrop of violence, fear and melancholy. The original film score was composed by Simone Giuliani.
On exhibit is also a series of new works and a selection of drawings from the film, including the original sketches for the playbills and posters that accompanied the projections of NYsferatu in public halls and institutional venues.
In the well-stocked bookstore, curated by Micamera
, you can find a series of books, catalogs and multiples never presented in Italy!
Promoted and organized by the Foundation, this is the first public screening in Italy in an artistic space. After its release in August 2017, this animated motion picture participated at the Rome Cinema Festival in November under the ‘special events’ category. It was also projected in New York City, at the Queens Museum, in Central Park, at the Magazzino Italian Art and the Cantor Film Center.
NYsferatu was produced by More Art, a non-profit association headquartered in New York, founded and managed by Micaela Martegani, which since 1990 has promoted collaborations between artists and local communities.
NYSFERATU: Symphony of a Century
11 – 18 April 2018
Free admission from h. 2:00 pm to h. 9:00 pm
Projections NYsferatu (length 65 minutes) | at 2:00 pm, 3:10 pm, 4:20 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:40 pm, 7:50 pm
(Subject to seat availability)
Friday April 13, 2018, at 6:00 pm
Art Talk & Film with Andrea Mastrovito, Micaela Martegani, Stefano Leonforte; introduces Alessandra Klimciuk