Ticino

Ticino
Ticino
Ticino

The Ticino is a beautiful river originating in the Swiss mountains, and it meanders through the Po Valley. The two youths Ivon and Sango live in Pavia, not far from the river. The sculptures were also shaped directly by the life of the river, much as the recently deceased Mr. Chiodi through whom I inherited them.

These objects reminded me of Franz West´s Adaptives, sculptures which West invited viewers to use as they pleased. I gave Ivon and Sango the same directorial instruction.

The multifaceted nature of each individual object triggers an abundance of associations which seldom can be reached by arbitrary arrangements. (Friedl vom Gröller)

Two children on the brink of puberty, on the Italian shore of the river Ticino: frontal close-ups of their faces and fluid sculptures that reflect the river´s vacillating course. In grainy black-and-white, Friedl vom Gröller captures the visual impact of people, objects, and landscapes; the beauty of the movement of bodies and light. Ephemeral moments in which the flow of time becomes manifest. (Diagonale 2018, Michelle Koch)

Orig. Title
Ticino
Year
2017
Countries
Austria, Italy
Duration
3 min
Category
experimental
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Ticino (Image)
Ticino (Image)
Ticino (Image)
Credits
Director
Friedl vom Gröller
Concept & Realization
Friedl vom Gröller
Available Formats
16 mm
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37 (Academy)
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
2017
Toronto - Int. Film Festival/ Wavelengths
2018
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Windsor - Media City