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Lorenzo Gianmario Galli

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VIDEO - INSTALLATION

- CREATION 2021 - 2022 -

oriphoea project Lorenzo Gianmario Galli
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VIDEO - INSTALLATION

- CREATION 2021 - 2022 -

 oriphoea project 

    In Japan people say that the gods grant a wish to whoever makes 1’000 origami cranes.

 

    What I like in this tradition, called senbazuru, is the intimate ritual dimension, the required discipline and the meditative repetition. 

 

    While making 1’000 origami, maybe because the peculiar period we are living in, more than crane, I was thinking a lot to another animal, also connected to myth: the phoenix.
Birth from ashes, to die and come back to life in a new shape… these are some of the elements that the firebirds carries in itself.

    So, after making 1’000 origami birds, I washed them and I thought that they could be phoenix. Why not? Nobody ever saw a phoenix! I named them “oriphoea” (from “ORIgami” “PHOEnix”).

    Oriphoeas became inspiration and starting point for a video project divided in two parts.

GENRE: Video / Short-Movie / Installation

CREATION: 2022

 the short-movies 

oriphoea zero
oriphoea zero

one image of the movie

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oriphoea zero
oriphoea zero

one image of the movie

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oriphoea zero
oriphoea zero

one image of the movie

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     “oriphoea zero” is a self produced short-movie with real actors and stop-motion animated puppets.

 

     Oriphoea come back to life, burning!

the private sphere of the house is transfigured into a surreal world. Fire is a rite of passage, of death and rebirth. The air has a meditative calmness in the human breath and a vital flicker in the flight of the oriphoea
 

ACTORS: Mario Levis, Serena Vergari

MUSIC: Paolo Gargiulo

ARTWORKS: Youngin Kim

PHOTOGRAPHY, ANIMATION & DIRECTION: Lorenzo Gianmario Galli

EDITING: Lorenzo Gianmario Galli, Francesca Quatraro

 

     oriphoea zero
 

2021 - FESTIVAL ARRIVANO DAL MARE
concorso "Animati in video" - 
1st prize

    i cacciatori di oriphoee

    (oriphoeas hunters)

     “ I cacciatori di oriphoee (oriphoeas hunters) " is a self produced short documentary.

 

    The idea is to make "a poetic documentary", to tell, like a series of images without a real narrative thread, intimate creative gestures, of which I have witnessed, during this pandemic period. 

 

    The intent is to find small seeds of beauty in the midst of the chaos of sensations that characterized a unique and unprecedented condition such as that of forced confinement.

 

    The oriphoeas are no longer animated, but they are still present both as physical objects and, above all, as a metaphor.

 the installation  

oriphoea zero
oriphoea zero

Installation of 1'000 origami birds for the festival "Arrivano dal Mare" Gambettola, FC, ITALY

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oriphoea zero
oriphoea zero

Installation of 1'000 origami birds for the festival "Arrivano dal Mare" Gambettola, FC, ITALY

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oriphoea zero
oriphoea zero

Installation of 1'000 origami birds for the festival "Arrivano dal Mare" Gambettola, FC, ITALY

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