VALENTINA LARI

FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY

IN LOVING MEMORY

THE DEFORMITY OF BEAUTY

A Last Dance with the Mütter Maidens

DIDO'S LAMENT

Victorian Rituals of Death  and Mourning

LIMINALITY

super8, 16mm, photographs, UK 2005 vlari©2005

 

A ghostly celebration of death and poetry inspired by the art of epitaph and funeral oration.

HD, France\UK  vlari©2014

 

Trailer for experimental shortfilm Liminality in collaboration with Prof Laurence Talairach-Vielmas and the anatomy department of the faculty of medicine Toulouse-Rangueil, Paul Sabatier University, France.

Post-moertem-dido

HD, UK  vlari©2014

 

Dido’s Lament is a short experimental film directed Valentina Lari and created in collaboration with historian Sarah Tobias examining Victorian rituals based around death and mourning.

 

Post-moertem-defbeauty2

HD, USA\UK vlari©2011

 

Experimental film inspired by selected real female specimens currently hosted by world renowned Mütter Museum in Philadelphia.  

 

Awards: World Cinema Experimental Award Amsterdam Film Festival 2012, Merit Award Lucerne Film Festival 2012

POST MORTEM SOUVENIR

JG Ballard's The Drowned Giant

 

HD, Super8mm, Mini dvd UK vlari©2008

 

Experimental film exhibited in London as part of the group exhibition '12 Steps Down' inspired by JG BALLARD's THE DROWNED GIANT. Playing with the original language and the idea of a visual anatomical/biological grammar the captions are extracts from the original short story. Decontextualized or random words are sometimes inserted to toy with the idea of copyrighting. The correct and original missing words were printed and scattered on the floor as part of the installation