The series Cinema Galleggiante, to be watched on a boat or from a floating pontoon, opens on Thursday 27 August with a selection of early 20th century films from the private archives of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, proposed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia – Palazzo Fortuny, accompanied by piano improvisations by Ulisse Trabacchin, another choir master at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
For the film festival Acque sconosciute (Unknown Waters) promoted by Microclima, numerous cultural realities have been asked to propose films (feature films, short films or artists’ films) related to the theme of water. The Fortuny Museum will offer ten films, some shot by Mariano Fortuny himself and others collected by him, shot between 1905 and 1930. A narration through images that narrates life on water in cities like Venice and Bruges, the sacred conception of the Ganges in Benares, but also life in the water, that of microorganisms observed under the microscope or marine species such as anemones, starfish and jellyfish, until the epilogue of the unknown exploration of a “daring dive”.
These are the films:
Regates [1’04”] 1929 9.5mm Pathé-Baby
N°1 Bruges-La-Morte [2’46”] 1910 9,5mm Pathé-Baby
N°2 Bruges-La-Morte [1’47”] 1910 9,5mm Pathé-Baby
Le bain des éléphant [1’57”] 1905 9.5mm Pathé-Baby
Ganges in Benares [7’52”] 1930 35mm
Une gote d’eau vue au microscope [2’13”] 1911 9.5mm Pathé-Baby
Les Etoiles de mer et l’oursine [1’58”] 1911 9,5mm Pathé-Baby
Les Anémones de mer [1’37”] 1911 9,5mm Pathé-Baby
Les Méduses [1’42”] 1912 9.5mm Pathé-Baby
A plongeon audacieux [1’59”] 1923 9.5mm Pathé-Baby
Cinema Galleggiante was born from an idea of Edoardo Aruta and Paolo Rosso (Microclima) in collaboration with Ocean Space/TBA21-Academy, Pentagram Stiftung and Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection, with contributions from numerous Venetian cultural institutions: Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia – Museo Fortuny, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Fondazione Luigi Nono, Università Iuav di Venezia, of younger realities: About, ALMA ZEVI, Awai, DH Office, Festival dei Matti, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Ginko Film, Laguna B & We are here Venice, Spazio Punch, V. E.R-V., and other acronyms that have a solid bond with Venice: Casa Capra (Schio, VI), Dolomiti Contemporanee (Erto, PN – Borca di Cadore, BL), Lo Schermo dell’Arte (Florence), Magazzino Italian Art (New York, USA).
The Cinema Galleggiante exhibition will take place in the dry area adjacent to the Retro Giudecca canal, at the exit of the Rio De Sant’Eufemia. The spectators will be able to watch the projections from their boats or from a floating platform designed for the public without a boat.
Free event for those who are on a boat, for the public on the pontoon there is a contribution for the organization, for all you need to book by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Floating Cinema program | Unknown waters and all details are on www.cinemagalleggiante.it