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"Immediatly Past" is a survey on the ambiguous and complex social and political reality, local and global, in which the technological and media upheavals and bombardments have made us lose the identity and community references. The film is the result of a construction of relationships between art and social and territorial contexts through a performative, installation, participative and relational approach in which different languages ​​collapse: from performance to video, sound, voice, physical action, writing of texts.
"Immediately Past" wants to be a reflection on the social, political, economic phenomena of contemporary society, on the multiple phenomenon of (re) construction and (re) signification of the shared social space and of the common and collective identity space through research and re- revitalization of materials, landscapes, waste objects, abandoned, accumulated, lost.
The real challenge in this particular socio-political moment is to recognize and promote diversity and otherness as models of trespassing and overcoming all physical and metaphysical constructions.
The film becomes a testimony, an epistemological trace in the dimension of desire; desire to return a plural and plural feeling to the detriment of that individual and intrinsically self-referential dimension.

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    February 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
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    canon EOS 6D e MINI DV
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  • Student Project:
    March 15, 2019
Director Biography - sergio racanati

Sergio Racanati
Bisceglie (BT) 23-09-1982
He currently lives and works between Milan and Bari.

He is currently collaborating with the SoutHeritage Foundation for Contemporary Art in Matera in view of Matera Capital of Culture 2019. He has received international awards including the recent Artistic Residence Award at "Officina Italiana" in Buenos Aires curated by Massimo Scaringella.
His filmic works have been presented in various exhibitions, festivals and national exhibitions and internships. We report its partnership as the only Italian at the Barcelona Asia Film Festival in 2017 directed by Menen Gras Baluger with his film LILA in the "discoveries" section.

Among the different artistic residencies to which the artist has participated, we highlight those at: Spazio Y Palermo, co-produced by Puglia Circuito del Contemporaneo - by Giusy Caroppo - and Fondazione SouthHeirtage - Matera_I; Pino Pascali Museum / Polignano a Mare - BA_I (2014); Harvard University edited by Marcus Owens (2013); Z33 Contemporary Museum; Hasselt_B (2012), Performance Space / London_UK; Edge Zones Foundation / Miami_US curated by Charo Oquet, promoted by GAI - Association of Young Italian Artists and MINISTRY OF GOODS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND TOURISM - Directorate General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (2013).
Winner of the Performance Art award at the New York Biennial directed by Pietro Franesi and co-curated by Vjitaly Patsyukov and Lu Hao (2013), also participates in the Biennale del Mediterraneo (2012), at the 7th Berlin Biennal, inside of the "Preoccupied" project at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin_D (2013) and the Finn del Mundo / Mar del Plata Bienal _RA.

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Director Statement

The artistic research of Sergio Racanati develops within the multitude of relationships, ideas and experiences aimed at generating connections with the fragile material of humanity, addressing the issue of sensitive spaces, common and community processes. In this context his practice looks at the public sphere and collective imaginary as privileged places of investigation.
At the base of this research there is an interest in social sciences, historical events, popular culture and mass culture, seen through an almost ethnographic lens. The artist works in the field of the enhancement of the historical-artistic heritage, in the awareness that this field constitutes an organic whole of works and a sample of examples aimed at representing an archive model.

The result of his projects is the creation of multidisciplinary spaces, platforms of thought, models of antagonistic practices and spaces for new communities. Racanati's approach is based on an experimental idea / model of creating hybrid situations through a complex matrix of appropriation, site discovery and creation of transient, flexible and evolving environments / sets, in which research often becomes shared and the work of art undermines the same authoriality in favor of a choral and collective process.