As part of the Centenary of the birth of the Maestro (1920-2020), the Fellini Foundation has made the 9,000 documents in its collection available to two contemporary artists. The mission of each artist was to make the work of the Italian filmmaker and the heritage of the Foundation resonate freely through her art.
ANIMA exhibition // oceane bacher
Océane Bacher, born in 1988 in Lyon (FR), lives and works in Paris.
After a first degree in visual communication in Lyon, she continued her studies at the ECAL, Lausanne where she obtained her bachelor's degree in graphic design in 2016 with honours. In 2017 she was nominated for the Swiss Design Awards.
The ANIMA exhibition
The artist created a graphic work entitled "Anima" based on an unfinished film by Fellini. The book is conceived in a labyrinthine way as an enigma to be deciphered.
In the context of the exhibition, the idea is to offer a scenographic translation of the project's own concepts, such as labyrinthine reading, randomness and the multitude of possible stories. The books are therefore presented within a video projection space on the four walls of the room. These projections are composed of extracts from Federico Fellini's films in the book, arranged in a mosaic grid.
Exhibition STRANA // murzo
Steff Murray alias Murzo
Born in Düsseldorf in 1986, Murzo now lives and works in Valais. With a degree in 2D animation and visual communication, she started working independently in 2014 and alternates between series exhibitions and commissioned work.
The STRANA exhibition
The title "STRANA" is taken from the dialogue in La strada, where Gelsomina's mother describes her as "un po' strana". This adjective seems to me to be applicable to a multitude of characters and events present in the Fellini films (Steff Murzo).
Using charcoal on large canvases and 2D animations, the artist recreates a world that is both Fellinian and contemporary.