Silenziosa-Mente at 20 Year Exploration

20 Year Exploration

Sat Nov 26, 6:00pm (Como Cinema 3, Melbourne)

For much of its history, the Italian animation scene has been one that has been significantly defined by a group of independent artists who have combined their personal styles with the unique properties of animation to develop beautifully hewed, highly imaginative films that explore themes as esoteric as the most cryptic nature of our inner lives to those as vivid as the residue of war.

In common, and dare we say it, perhaps not unsurprisingly, the common threads that tend to run through these otherwise diverse range of practices is a passion of beautiful design and an obsession with the craft of image making.

This program is an exemplar showcase of some of the finest works by a roster of established and rising 21st century Italian master animators. Drawn from the last 20 years, these are some of the most beloved, admired and awarded Italian animated short films that have wowed audiences the world over.

"Les Carnets de Bienvenue" workshop

On the occasion of the celebration of Book Week 2022 at the Parisian neighborhood Goutte d'Or, within the framework of the activities organized by the association AGO, I led a workshop which I called "Les Carnets de Bienvenue" (Notebooks to say Welcome). 

The subject of my workshop was the travel diary and it was inspired by the theme of this edition: Bienvenu, Bienvenue (Welcome). 

Nos Maisons Volantes - Our Flying Houses, a collective hypnotic loop of imagined houses


An hypnotic loop of imagined houses. 

I gave to 6 classes a paper with the drawing of 3 empty squares in line, and another one with the drawing of 3 empty triangles in line. Students were free to color it or to paint it or to draw on it, they did what they like. 

There was just one rule : coloration had to be the same for all of the three squares and the same for all the three triangles, because in animation, with 3 frames and a ‘static shape’, we can create a LOOP. 

Concept and Direction : Alessia Travaglini

With the participation of (in order of apparence) : Ehrétia, École La rose des vents, École Jean Monnet, École René Guy Cadou, École Charles Perrault, École Daniel Cury. 

Nos Maisons Volantes - un film partagé, is part of the research for my short film project Mes Maisons Volantes #mesmaisonsvolantes (#myflyinghouses).