In Reference to: Red Desert By Michelangelo Antonioni
Joachim Brohm & Anna Voswinckel (Eds.)
The film Il deserto rosso (The Red Desert) by Michelangelo Antonioni, produced in the industrial region around Ravenna, Italy, in 1964, is considered one of the most important works in contemporary film history. Because of its innovative use of color, uncomfortably slow pacing, and existential environment, the film has long held appeal to filmmakers, artists, and photographers. As a response to the film, a joint endeavor between the students at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, led by artists and professors Joachim Brohm and Anna Voswinckel, with the photo initiatives Linea di Confine and Osservatorio Fotografico, Italy, were asked to create an exhibition of living photographers influenced by the film. The catalog features more than thirty photographers, all associated in some way with the university and photo initiatives. The photographers were asked to provide their reaction to the film along with their associated images. The project was then exhibited at SK Stiftung Kultur (Cologne, September 2017–January 2018). Among the featured artists are Joachim Brohm, Guido Guidi, Valentina Seidel, and Francesco Neri.
Softcover / 9 x 12 in. / 168 pp / 22 b&w and 102 color
Retail Price: $39.95
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