OFF MARRIES ART

Author posters

In 2018, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Ortigia Film Festival, a new project was launched entitled: OFF Marries l’Arte “Manifesti d’autore”. The idea was born from the desire to involve the other arts within the film festival. Every year the board of directors of Off chooses an artist who creates the work from which the entire graphic concept of communication and staging will be developed. But it is not only Off that marries art because the artist will also marry Off by donating the original of his work that will be exhibited during the festival.

The works created over time will become a private collection of Ortigia Film Festival and will be exhibited during the festival. The work in progress project foresees that from 2023, when we will have reached the fifth donation, the works will be exhibited with their respective posters, in a permanent space/exhibition, usable by citizens and tourists. The aim is to create a continuous dialogue between the art, the territory and the festival in a game of mixes and cross-references that since its birth Off and the association that created it, pursues.

opera of

Fabio
Lovino

Title

ricerca “circus”
2019

edition

off 11
2019

poster by

Carmelo Iocolano
Red Tomato ADV

“This image – says Lovino – is part of my” circus “research, inspired by the world of Federico Fellini, the dream, the elusive, the reason why I started taking pictures was the vision of” la dolce vita ” at 13 years old. A research – he explains – that I have been carrying out for 20 years with a group of close friends, who are often the inspirers of many of my works: actresses, dancers, costume designers and operators of special cinematographic effects. In this photo from the left is the dancer Francesca di Maio, Claudio Santamaria, Claudia Pandolfi, Vinicio Marchioni, the dancer Eliana Ghione, Giulia Bevilacqua, Filippo Timi, Pi Kewahong, Fabrizia Sacchi, Tommaso Ramenghi have often been added to them. Alba Rohrwacher, Chiara Tomarelli ,. The costumes are by ADORE, with the participation of Mara Masiero Costume Designer and Vanessa Bozzacchi stylist “.

opera of

Sergio
Fiorentino

Title

Sognatrice blu
2018

edition

off 10
2018

poster by

Carlo Coniglio
iwhiteplus

The pictorial work which inspired the manifesto is Sergio Fiorentino’s “Blue dreamer”, born in 1973 in Catania, who after classical studies and a diploma in painting and restoration at the Abadir Academy of Fine Arts in Catania, has dedicated himself for years to study and research of the decorative arts of the 1900s. From 2012 he moved to Noto, where he currently lives and works. At the center of his production is the blue of the canvases in which characters of water, meat and stone split, dream and remain suspended in flight.