sabato 28 luglio 2018

2024

Shorts

I Am Proud To Be A Porn Artist
This is pride too. Massimo stands naked in front of the camera. Silvia stays naked behind him. Massimo speaks and interrupts to kiss and embrace Silvia. Massimo's statement goes through all his dire life and always comes back to the sharp refrain: "I Am Proud To Be A Porn Artist".

Directed by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli

Video on Vimeo.

Screened in Mini Festiwal, Poznań, June 2024.

Open-Air Masturbation # 2
Mouseion Hill, Athens, Greece. Silvia masturbates under the Sun. Finally, Massimo gives her head and makes her come. Second chapter of Open-Air Masturbation series.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).


At The Prison Of Socrates
Silvia and Massimo perform at the place that's said to be the prison of Socrates in Athens, Greece. They take carrob leaves and make a homage to Socrates, the first known victim of politics. The video is not meant to be a bare documentation of the act, it is part of the act itself: that's why the shadow of Massimo is clearly holding a smartphone.

Video on Youtube and Vimeo.



I Chose You
AnimaeNoctis performs Dream Come True by 2tsi King.
Made in Odžaci and Barcelona.

Music: 2tsi King
Perfomers: AnimaeNoctis
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 206.


Little Red Riding Hood

Silvia is naked and reads the well-known scary fable of Little Red Riding Hood, while Massimo is cuddling her. But the reading is interrupted by the performers’ voices-off and their sex, which is the real fable with no violence.



Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli


Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).


Open-Air Masturbation # 1

Massimo masturbates in a sunny April day in Vienna, Austria. This short movie is the # 1 of an outdoors masturbation series.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).
Distributed by PinkLabel.TV.

Pussy, Cock, Mannequin, Roses, Cocktail Umbrellas

2 lovers make sexy thing with their bodies and several objects in a series of figments.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli

Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).
Distributed by PinkLabel.TV.

Official selection: POST P_RN ARTS FEST (Warsaw, 2024)

March 17, 2024

Silvia & Massimo experience a day of sex and attraction inside and outside their home. So, what happened on March 17? Nothing, just sex. But sex is not nothing.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli

Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).
Distributed by PinkLabel.TV.

Lick Me!

2 real lovers lick each other all over their bodies in a series of abstract spaces.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli

Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).
Distributed by PinkLabel.TV.

Official selections: San Francisco Porn Film Festival (San Francisco, 2024); Porn Film Festival Barcelona (Barcelona, 2024).

Useful Memories
Video for 4th track from AnimaeNoctis' album "Aeons Of Climbing", released on January 23, 2024 by NN Records.

Lyrics: H.P. Lovecraft
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers & music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 193.


Unknown Kadath
Video for 1st track from AnimaeNoctis' album "Aeons Of Climbing", released on January 23, 2024 by NN Records.

Lyrics: H.P. Lovecraft
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers & music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



Sexbia
Silvia and Massimo are in in Novi Sad and Odžaci in the first days of 2024. They stroll and have sex in their tiny home. This movie is the first sketch of an explicit sex feature made in Serbia. That’s why both the sketch and the movie to make are called Sexbia.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).

Official selections: Satyrs And Maenads - The Athens Porn Film Festival (Athens, 2024); POST P_RN ARTS FEST (Warsaw, 2024)


2023

Features

Silvia Overcomes Depression

Synopsis: Silvia and Massimo leave their almost empty house in Italy to travel, work and have sex worldwide, between Europe and USA. Director/performer Silvia often takes breaks to directly talk to the audience. She gradually reveals her feelings and her experience: she escaped the sick part of her life and became both a multimedia artist and a sex artist.

Produced by AnimaeNoctis
Written, directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (under password, Festivals only).

Shorts

Cock-A-Hoop
2 lovers play with their cocks: 1 true cock and 1 made of paper.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).
Distributed by PinkLabel.TV.

Official selection: Porn Film Festival Barcelona (Barcelona, 2024).


Micropornmusical
Silvia and Massimo celebrate their birthdays by making porn art in Italy and in Vienna. A tattoo made by Silvia on Massimo’s skin is the permanent logo of this Sagittarian experience. The video is a short musical.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Available on Vimeo (under password) and FilmFreeway (Festivals only).




Holy Dragons - No Wind Of Change
Video for Holy Dragons anthem No Wind of Change, 3rd single from their forthcoming album Fortress.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: AnimaeNoctis
Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 188.

This Is An Egg (Questo Si Chiama Uovo)
A lonely monk in an empty and abandoned abbey discovers the corpses of a man and some animals. They are but cardboard silhouettes, like in a poor theatrical show. The monk meets the scary wolf (an actress with a double cardboard mask), tries to kill him then tames him via his words and a simple boiled egg. They become friends and worship God in the church.

Performers & music: AnimaeNoctis
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



Dream Come True
AnimaeNoctis performs Dream Come True by 2tsi King.
Thinking about Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.

Music: 2tsi King
Perfomers: AnimaeNoctis
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.


Tersikhora

Video for 5th track from AnimaeNoctis' album "What Did You Miss, Mayakovsky?", released by NN Records on September 16, 2023. Mastered by Nikolay Nebogatov.

Lyrics: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers & music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



Taliya

Video for 3rd track from AnimaeNoctis' album "What Did You Miss, Mayakovsky?", released by NN Records on September 16, 2023. Mastered by Nikolay Nebogatov.

Lyrics: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers & music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.




To Posterity
We live in dark times. These are things to write and dance with nails, canes and feathers. For Carlo Marcantoni Taddei's 70th birthday.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Voice: Carlo Marcantoni Taddei
Performers & music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.





Make Your Own Fortune In 12 Steps
A play, a rite, a psychological test about art made on a terrace over the Mediterranean Sea. Silvia chooses a possibility for 12 times: each possibility is related to her art activity. Each pair of possibilities has the shape of 2 hand-written cartels offered by Massimo. The 12th possibility asks if the performer is willing or unwilling to start again the play, the rite and the test. At the end, Silvia receives a little symbol-prize.

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in Hexxyduxxybox Performance Video Art Festival: SPACE/BODY/CHOICES, Delhi, 2023.



Wondrous Homage Not To Repeat
Videodance/performance by AnimaeNoctis. This place was a mountain and became a huge quarry. Now Nature is striking back. The show pays homage to the only resident inhabitant of this place.

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Lyrics: Emily Dickinson
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Featured in Online Performance Art Festival 28, New York, 2023.

Sex As Will And Representation
Let's borrow Schopenhauer's words: 2 partners have 1 consensual will and 1 mobile + 1 mirror to have the right representation. Silvia is lying on the floor in an empty room. Massimo gives her head until she has an orgasm. All the process is filmed from the point of view of Silvia, the director herself, thanks to a smartphone and the help of a mirror.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo (under password).

Official selection: Porn Film Festival Vienna, 2024; Hacker Porn Film Festival, Rome, 2024.

Mobile Eros
Silvia and Massimo are naked in an empty room in Brussels. It’s night. They are alone and the white curtain does not allow anybody to watch from outside. Massimo is standing still. Silvia writes MOBILE EROS on his belly and films everything via smartphone, that is the only filming device in the video. Both the performers film the event. The writing allows Massimo to start dancing and the whole show pays homage to the key concepts of speed, sexuality, improvisation. At the end, they sit on the floor in front of a mirror.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo (under password).

Official selection: Porn Film Festival Barcelona, 2023; Erotismi tra utopia e distopia, Ospizio Giovani Artisti, Rome 2024.



Interview - Reunion
2 questions, 120 seconds. Talking about Reunion. Made for Independent Festival Of YouTube Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube. 


Interview - DNA Of Poetry
2 questions, 120 seconds. Talking about DNA Of Poetry. Made for Independent Festival Of YouTube Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube.


Si tu n'as pas la grappe, laisse-la deplacer! / If You Don't Have The Grape, Let It Move!
The fox does not want the grape because it's sour. But actually it's all about the fox's attitude. What if you can't reach the grape? Just let the moves come in. The movement of the grape. The movement of a glass cluster can be the life of a little plant. Originally made for Emomé Art Festival, Lomé, 2023. Thanks to Ras Sankara Agboka.

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video On YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened at Emomé Art Festival, Lomé, 2023.



Pentathlon
5 sports. It's movement too. 5 ways of living the space. Being conscious of the body is the first step to overcome boundaries. Originally made for Emomé Art Festival, Lomé, 2023. Thanks to Ras Sankara Agboka.

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video On YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened at Emomé Art Festival, Lomé, 2023.



Contre-jour Allies, Broken Technique
In a Russian city a traffic light begins its countdown. Milena walks down a street. Then she is in an indoor space. Here she wears and quickly dismisses a white anonymous mask. Finally she walks outside again. In Italy, Silvia and Massimo walk around the rooms of an empty house. Their heads are tied together with sellotape, so they are obliged to move as one person. At the end they reach a pc: it plays the Russian part of the video itself. These oneiric and disjointed situations are actually strictly bound by the short English statements popping out all along the video. It is all in what they say: the video has a very raw technique, because it has been made by people that live contre-jour lives. This raw technique is safely valid: it can be loved. And if you like the raw technique, you can love every kind of pure love. So this is a transnational queer movie: a megaphone of hope.

Directed by Alex Shafran & Silvia Marcantoni Taddei Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei, Milena Romanova, Massimo Sannelli
Music: Alex Shafran/AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



The Mind Of The Man Who Dreams Is Fully Satisfied With What Happens To Him
An unseen cameraman (Massimo) pays visit to "André Breton" (Silvia with a big handmade face mask) who rides a fake handmade horse. Breton lives in an abandoned stable and the ground is covered in written statements from Surrealist Manifesto. Breton wants Massimo to watch an original video via a laptop. At the end, Breton takes the camera and allows the audience to see Massimo: he has a star painted on his face and a peculiar writing on his chest.
Dedicated to Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Texts: Surrealist Manifesto
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis
Paper items: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Video On Vimeo (under password).

Featured in Vacations In The Subconscious, curated by Wilfried Agricola De Cologne.




Deconstructing Apathy
Sometimes it's too easy, to attack the most evident evil. So, let's attack its accomplice instead: apathy. Apathy is the lack of feelings and emotions. Apathy is what prevents you from enjoyng good things and fighting the bad ones. Let's deconstruct apathy.
For Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis 

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.
Screened in Muestra dislocada/Dislocated, Bogotá-Goa, 2023.




Deconstructing Mussolini 
Silvia & Massimo are in front of a little lake in Southern Europe and shatter the artwork. Both the performers are naked and use a traditional tool: Silvia has an old iron, Massimo has a hammer.The soundtrack contains the original voice of the dictator: the War Declaration of June 10th, 1940. Silvia & Massimo are like 2 primitive persons and nature reminds everybody that there's no space in it for dictators.
Dedicated to Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Selected in IMAF, Odžaci-Novi Sad, 2023.



Made In Random 
The limitless Country of Random embraces moments from every place. 3 minutes + 2 years of travels = 1 video.
Dedicated to Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.

Edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.


Silvia Overcomes Depression - One Shot
2 performers. A picture from the recent past. A voice recorder. A witness of the voice. Silvia tells the story of her depression, the trivial life situation that didn't boost her potential and the sexuals assaults she experienced, and how she managed to overcome it all. This short movie belongs to a project including a 2D work featured in Figuring It Out, Pulgram Gallery, Atlanta, curated by Jessica E. Blinkhorn (2023). This One Shot version is the seminal step of the feature Silvia Overcomes Depression.

Video on Vimeo.

Featured in Online Performance Art Festival 26, New York, 2023.




2tsi King - Reunion
AnimaeNoctis performs Reunion by 2tsi King.
Dedicated to Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.

Music: 2tsi King
Perfomers: AnimaeNoctis
Edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Official selection: Independent Video Film Festival Of YouTube Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis, Athens, 2023. Award winner for Breakthrough Female Performance.


Third Event
Third video track from the Scarlet Experiment album, enterely dedicated to Emily Dickinson.
Starring Spike Mclarrity as Barnes White Rabbit.
Dedicated to Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.
Dedicated to AnimaeNoctis friends Marina Ragozina & Andrey Mitenyov and to all the people identifying with Это не здесь / It's Not Here Gallery.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: AnimaeNoctis.
Lyrics: Emily Dickinson

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.




PotatAngel
Unpacking of the first 3D PotatAngel. A unique crochet toy by Mamina_Rukodelnica_ / Iren Avetisyan. Based on a concept by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei. Marine ceremony by AnimaeNoctis. Dedicated to Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.

Tigran the PotatAngel by Mamina_Rukodelnica_
Perfomers & music: AnimaeNoctis
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.




2tsi King - African Passport
AnimaeNoctis performs African Passport by 2tsi King.
Dedicated to Gabriela Steinhaus Martins.

Music: 2tsi King
Perfomers: AnimaeNoctis
Edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.


2022

Features

Works Of Mercy: available on Vimeo and FilmFreeway

Synopsis: Performance-movie made of 7 main performances + many performative moments. The concept is inspired by the 7 corporal works of Mercy of Catholic religion: to feed the hungry; to give water to the thirsty; to clothe the naked; to shelter the homeless; to visit the sick; to visit the imprisoned; to bury the dead. Works Of Mercy deals with uncommon sides of these duties, finding unexpected and working solutions.

Produced by AnimaeNoctis & Lotta di Classico
Written, directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

World premiere: Atelier Blumentopf, Vienna, April 30 2022.
Honorable mention in Independent Video Film festival Of Youtube Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis, Athens, 2022.
Watch the director's interview here.




Shorts


Message In A Red Box
Raw is the anagram of what we don't want. So let's stay together and keep love unlocked! A message in a box as red as blood but with peaceful intent.
From the Scarlet Experiment project.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Lyrics: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in Галерея БОМБА/Gallery BOMBA, Moscow on December 24, 2022. Thanks to Диана Галимзянова/Diana Galimzyanova.



Columnar Self
Second video track from the Scarlet Experiment album, enterely dedicated to Emily Dickinson.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: AnimaeNoctis
Lyrics: Emily Dickinson

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in Галерея БОМБА/Gallery BOMBA, Moscow on December 24, 2022. Thanks to Диана Галимзянова/Diana Galimzyanova. Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 135.


Unknown Peninsula
First video track from the Scarlet Experiment album, enterely dedicated to Emily Dickinson.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: AnimaeNoctis
Lyrics: Emily Dickinson

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Official selection in Taiga Festival, Khabarovsk, 2022. Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 126.



Reconsecration - AnimaeNoctis & Paul Regan
This video sums up the performance made in Dublin, St. Kevin’s Park, on 25 August 2022, featuring Paul Regan & AnimaeNoctis. Regan is disguised as a Catholic priest thanks to a clergyman dress and a latex mask. Both the members of AnimaeNoctis wear a paper mask with the black&white image of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s face (2 shapes: older for Massimo, younger for Silvia). Pasolini himself helps us to understand our performance: «I’m not interested in deconsecrating: this is a fashion I hate, it is petit-bourgeois. I want to reconsecrate things as much as possible. I want to re-mythicize them».

Music: AnimaeNoctis
Camera: AnimaeNoctis, Marián Araújo Marcote, Senija Topcic

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



C.A.R.T. = Can Art Really Transform?
This project has been made for Art in Odd Places, New York, 2022, curated by Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn, with Curatorial Assistants: Abbie Argo, Clara Grusq, and Gretchen Vitamvas. Curatorial Manager: Will Schweigert. Video collection from the 3 performing days. All the videos were originally streamed as directs on AnimaeNoctis Facebook page.

Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



HorriFascism
In 1922 Italy invented Fascism. Please, forgive us. 100 Years Of Antifascism = Horrifascism. A performance by AnimaeNoctis. Thanks to Art in Odd Places, Ed Woodham and Furusho Von Puttkammer.

Camera: David Vega, Silvia Marcantoni Taddei, Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Nominee in Festival del Cinema di Cefalù, 2023. Official selection in Make Art Not Fear, Porto, 2023.


Georges Meliès - Le Voyage dans la Lune
Happy 120th birthday to the first science fiction movie ever! AnimaeNoctis homage to Meliès: a new very spoken soundtrack for the silent trip to the Moon.
Directed and edited by Georges Meliès.
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



B.L.O.W - Breath Loudly On War
How can you blow out a candle if you wear a face mask? How can you blow out the flames of war? It's a performance and it's up to you, performer.
Plus - in the soundtrack - an homage to Cab Calloway and Minnie The Moocher.
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube.

Screened in IMAF, Odžaci-Novi Sad, 2022.


Dancing United Beings Living In yourself New things
Dancing United Beings Living In yourself New things: DUBLIN. Living and re-living Dublin. Everyone dances. Everyone moves. Everyone observes. Observation affects reality.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis
Silvia's cape by Claire Garvey Couture
Thanks to Paul Regan, Marián Araújo Marcote and Arlo Regan

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



Europe Is Your Hope
European Union generates gaps and discomfort among its peoples. This performance builds a balance that is beyond architectural and social barriers. A dissuader on the bench is made with the purpose of not letting homeless people to rest.

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis remix of Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Hymn To The Joy)
Lyrics: O Freunde, nicht diese Töne...

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in Muestra dislocada/Dislocated, Bogotá-Goa, 2022.



Mako 
It's a magical budgie dream in the wood. Celestial Mako has arrived! New plush friend + new AnimaeNoctis music & performing characters: the Witch & the Joker. Enjoy the shining cuteness! Mako plush by Makohouse based on the model Mako bird.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 162 International Clown Week special.


In Exitu
There are 2 new realizations in derealization: the first one is the waste place itself, used as a music studio; the second one is the exodus: if you escape a oppressive structure you have to become an alternative structure. Derealization can be a form of escapism.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo.

Featured in Online Performance Art Festival 27, New York, 2023.


Interview: That's Why We Work Now
AnimaeNoctis videoanswers the questions by Patty Díaz Romero (VitrinaNorte.net). Made at the mouth of Tiber river, after the making of a performance, on June 8 2022.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in JOKERJOKERTV eps 106.


ultREPLAYviolence
2 performers are in an empty circular space. It hosted an anti-ship cannon in WWII. They commit a series of senseless violence acts, and destroy 3 items. The technical repetition of these acts via the editing makes the violence never-ending. The performers are also speechless spectators and editors of their work, and everyone watching the final video is a spectator too. Every look makes the violence alive again.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo (under password).

Featured in The Violence Project, curated by Wilfried Agricola De Cologne.

Yes Raw (Risk Of Falling)
This performance takes place in Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, May 2022. NO WAR = YES RAW.

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo.

Screened in Festival internacional de Performance Acciones al margen, Bucaramanga, 2022. Featured on ANTI-WAR COALITION ART website, 2023.

4'33'' Of Sentence
The title 4'33'' Of Sentence is an unsilent homage to John Cage's challenging item. It's musically based on a COVID announcement in Singaporean public transport (2020). In an abandoned WWII military base (Southern Europe) 2 performers wear a face mask with an old iron nail: it's a kind of dagger. They wildly fight/dance like animals/soldiers in their mating season/war. And they end up loving each other. They break free from the COVID season's confinement.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in PAUSA Performance Art USA, Bronx River Art Center, New York, 2022; Festival Internacional de Videodança, Porto Alegre, 2022.
Quarter-Finalist in International Screendance Festival Of Chile, Santiago de Chile, 2022. 


Close The Sky
If the skies are closed, open your (he)art. Speak it out. Nothing but AnimaeNoctis voices. Track featured in CLOSE (TO) THE SKY project curated by Weronika Trojanska. Listen and buy the collective track.
All the incomes from the release will be donated to Ukrainian artists (Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund).

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.




Interview - Works Of Mercy
3 questions, 90 seconds. Talking about Works Of MercyMade for Independent Festival Of YouTube Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube.



Kоріння
Performance made on March 8, 2022. 13th day of war in Europe. 2 performers bring back life in an abandoned cemetery. The Ukrainian national anthem is playing.

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: Ukrainian national anthem. Remix by AnimaeNoctis

Screened in PEACE2022 - ARTISTS AGAINST THE WAR, curated by Josef Ka; Peace Letters To Ukraine, curated by Wilfried Agricola De Cologne.

Video on Vimeo (under password).




2021

Features

DNA Of Poetry: available on Vimeo and FilmFreeway

Synopsis: This feature is the montage of 18 items. It is the videodiary of director Silvia Marcantoni Taddei. There are but 2 actors: Silvia herself and Massimo Sannelli (AnimaeNoctis duo). After the introduction, 12 items are dedicated to the poets/mentors who fostered the creative and gender identity of the director (Dickinson, Ginsberg, Nietzsche, Pound, Sappho, Magrelli, Chiamenti, Campana, Sanguineti, Barilli, Rosselli, Pasolini). The 14th part is a real videoclip with an original song embedded in the movie: it shows the nonbinary pride of the performers, and the 15th one is the synthesis of Massimo's biography, as a nonbinary person and a counterpart of Silvia's life. After the end credits there is a performance about the scientific statement "observation affects reality". This sentence is the very gist of the whole movie.

Produced by AnimaeNoctis & Lotta di Classico
Written, directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

World premiere: Artist-In-Residence ATHICA, Athens (GA), June 16. Event curated by Mux Blank.
Official selection: Independent Video Film Festival Of YouTube Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis, Athens, 2023. Award winner for Breakthrough Female Performance.


Shorts


RehaBear
Deoxide your life and be a caregiver! What is missing? Quoi? Nothing is missing. L' Éternité, Rimbaud says, is found again. It's a mantra of water. It's washing off the sense of shabbiness and embracing a touch. Even the one of a giant plush, why not? Eternity is everywhere, and observation affects reality.

Lyrics: Arthur Rimbaud, AnimaeNoctis
Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.


The Most Private Digest Of Imperialism 
William Blake + Che Guevara = Songs Of Innocence + Revolution. The video is taken one time for ever, but the ceremony is easily repeatable. The most private and the most public feeling proceed side by side: they touch and they don't mix. Violence is a blind communication, often too wide to be seen. Indifference is imperialism too.

Texts by William Blake & Che Guevara
Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo.

Screened at Festival Internacional de Performance Art de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 2021.
Live version made at Overlapping Kassel Festival, Kassel, 2022 is screened at Film + Global Currents, Melbourne, 2022.


Fuck The Past, My New Queen! 
The structure of a work-in-progress area, because FUCK THE PAST is a an ongoing process to enter. The visitor is free to explore the artwork as a playful path. The mannequin is tied to the ancient tools in the brazier. The 12 bounds are the ongoing process itself: when you fuck/fight the past you can’t help facing it again. The mannequin has no arms: that’s why the 2 tools are petrified in the brazier and useless. They are no more instruments for working, they are like anchors to recovery stability. If you want to go ahead, you have to recover the best pieces of your identity. And of your past.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Artwork & music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.


TechnoGlitchKawaii 
The 2 performers make & live a rainbow world of works & games. A double playground for a colorful manifesto. Techno is for the multimedia antispecism. Glitch is for the nonbinary right to be the unexpected element that turns into a way of life. Kawaii (可愛い) is for the amuseable avantgarde. Surreal becomes survival.

Written by AnimaeNoctis
Produced by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Official selection in Festival Angaelica, Pasadena, 2023.

Mealabre 
Mealabre is the macabre meal. We are used to talk about junk food, but what about food in the junk? The 2 performers meet the eerie nature of food distribution and its waste. H.P. Lovecraft writes a columnar epitaph about a prehuman food chain. Consumers may be consumed by a stronger matrix.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo.

Official selections: One Earth Awards, Bangalore, 2022; Steve Aronson International Film Festival, Costa Rica, 2023. Honorable mention in Festival del Cinema di Cefalù, Cefalù, 2022.

The Greatest Problem For The Ego 
Massimo masturbates in front of a mirror. Silvia films him with her phone. An additional camera films the two of them. This is the observation of a masturbation via a looking glass.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo (under password).

Official selections in Bizarrya Short Film Festival, Porto, 2023; Porn Film Festival Vienna, Vienna, 2024. Award winner: Bizarrya Short Film Festival, Porto, 2024.



A.I.R.(Adult Identity Resistance) 
Nonbinary style needs techno/glitch/kawaii lenses. The ten-dance is working through Germany and Italy.
The same dress clothes the double resistance: Air On G String by Daisuke Tsukuda.
That's why Adult Identity Resistance is the statement.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.


Kunstarkaden One Take
«Got Something To Say About Europe», Kunstarkaden, Munich, 2021. The opening. In one take. The artists: Jovana Banjac, Pierre-Yves Delannoy, Emanuel Fanslau, Antoni Hidalgo, Ieva Jakusonoka, Vasilis Karvounis, Anna Kiiskinen, Andrea Kozuchova, Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli, Vincent Mitzev, Marios Pavlou and Sangam Sharma. Thanks to Mehmet Dayi, Hilke Bode and Siyoung Kim.


Written and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music by AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.



Lotta di Classico. Sante Notarnicola poeta
Let the critic be a reflection in a mirror. The director is with him, because observation affects reality. If the director turns off the camera all of this doesn't exist. A communist poet makes a class/ic struggle.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli.

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in "Versi Elementari. Poesie dall'isolamento"(Florence, MAD, 2021; Rome, LOGOS Festa della parola, 2021), events by LYRIKS.


Liberi dal silenzio
Sante Notarnicola talks. AnimaeNoctis talks about Sante Notarnicola. 

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music by AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in "Versi Elementari. Poesie dall'isolamento" (Florence, MAD, 2021; Rome, LOGOS Festa della parola, 2021), events by LYRIKS.


Lasting Opuses Need Details Of Now
Change the details. Change the order. Change the colour. Fuck the past!

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 070.

Verging On Vagina
This video shows the normality of Massimo’s condition: normal, but not man.Paper on the head, paper as surface to write on, paper as anatomy: it’s a common, cheap and variable material, but it’s the best to express the polymorphous tasks of a nonbinary person.

Directed & edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performer: Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo.

Video installation screened in Beyond The Binary, ] G A Z E [ Art Space, Shrewsbury, 2021; in Queer Photography, The Ledward Centre, Brighton, 2021-2022. Official selections: CINEMQ Festival, Shanghai, 2022; Scream Queer - Eros And Thanatos Festival, Rome, 2023.

Wild Fennel Theme
Theme for the Wild Fennel poster: an imaginary but possible advertisement, invented for Post, Cheap Street Poster Art Festival, Bologna, 2021.

Music and artwork: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.


Tasting Only Uncommon Ceilings' Highlights
Two lovers are in the same room. Silvia dictates a word: TOUCH. Massimo writes it on the ceiling. Silvia dictates again. Every letter becomes a new complete word: that’s the title itself. The motto Tasting Only Uncommon Ceilings’ Highlights reminds the observer the possibility of elevation beyond obstacles, boundaries, fear.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Youtube and Vimeo.

Quiet Life Is A Pun
A visual experiment with no spoken words. Two performers working with an enourmous clock and twines in a small football field. The commonest material in the world is life and our lives are the best lab to foster.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 063.
Screened in Film + Global Currents, Melbourne, 2022.


The Coolest Digest Of Locked Editing
The real digest of a real editing: it contains narrative elements (like a real documentary) to introduce the videoart element (the screened editing itself). The director/editor herself edits several takes made before 2020 Italian lockdown and new items from her locked life.

Directed, edited and lived by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
The absent performer: Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Official selections: Cineaste International Film Festival, Delhi, 2021; Addis Video Art Festival, Addis Abäba, 2022.


Medusa hace todo
This Medusa is a Caravaggist performer with a crown of corrugated pipes. There is the imperious voice of the director and Medusa does everything. Just a minute to learn, just a minute to forget.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei 
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in JOKERJOKERtv eps 162 International Clown Week special.


The Warmest Digest Of Ephemeral Freedom
A montage of several performances about freedom & escaping, from the point of view of humans & other animals. Freedom is ephemeral and its reconquering is eternal: be you a fish or a human being. It depends on your body and the conditions you are involved into.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Official selections: Black Cat Award International Film Festival, La Paz, 2022; Reto por el mundo/Erronka Munduan/Challenge For The World, San Sebastián, 2023.


Lightness Light Nest
Lightness + Light + Nest... in any case these are the foundations of a sustainable architecture, and of a sustainable structure too. The artwork is as stable as flexible, as various as united: it's not an allegory, but the miniature of a balanced environment. The wide variety of the collection of stones in a cup that's been evidently reconstructed is the miniature of a cohabitation of experiences.

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis
 
Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Liquid Lyrical Liberty
A short documentary about a man called Queen. S/He enjoys her/his solitude, s/he works in a garden, s/he dances as if this public garden were a playground. S/He talks about her/his nonbinary attitude, and the final dance (a remixed Boléro inspired by Ida Rubinštejn 1921 dance) is a gentle act of anarchy.

Written, directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei 
The Queen: Massimo Sannelli
Music: Maurice Ravel, Boléro (Orchestre Lamoureux, 1930), remixed by AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo.

Quarter-Finalist in Crossroads International Short Film Festival, Istanbul, 2021.
Official selections: Kathmandu World Film Festival, Kathmandu, 2021; One Earth Awards, Bangalore, 2022; Black Cat Award International Film Festival, La Paz, 2022; La Collezione Queer II, Ospizio Giovani Artisti, Rome, 2023; Queer Shorts Vienna, Vienna, 2023; BiCONIC Film Festival - Centering on the Bi+ Umbrella, San Francisco, 2024.
Featured in LGBTQ+ Positive Voices exhibition (Goldsmiths Library, London, 2024, curated by Ash Green).

Cozy Cabin Cabaret
A concept for the video, a video for the concept. Cozy Cabin Cabaret is an artwork about an artwork. The very artwork is the video itself, while the cabin is a momentary object (one of the infinite possibilities of recycle in an urban context).

Witnessed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Official selection in Venice Architecture Film Festival, Venice, 2021.


Jnterview
A real (video) interview. Silvia wants Massimo to answer to her questions and to pay attention to the dramatic event of his double transition, as a Jewish and nonbinary person.

Written by AnimaeNoctis
Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performer: Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.
Quarter-Finalist in Serbest International Film Festival, Chisinau, 2022.

canto terzo
Counterpainful homage to Massimiliano Chiamenti: canto terzo from the poem di&e con daniele (2011).

Directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei 
Lover: Massimo Sannelli

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Hasta siempre
The AnimaeNoctis version of Hasta siempre, by Carlos Puebla. A deconstructing, impromptu-like, dionysian cut-up.

Written, directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Observation Affects Reality
If you are part of something and want to document it you are not completely free. You are also obliged to mix two different tasks: helping and documenting, and your own presence interferes with the reality of the person you're acting with.

Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei & Massimo Sannelli Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on Vimeo.

Polymorphous Builds
A non-stop motion through Massimo Sannelli's nonbinary art items.

Written, directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video On YouTube and Vimeo.


2020

Shorts


They Burnt Every Soul
Video for the third track of ELUL 3830. A nakedness that is not misery.

Written, directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performer: Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Go Viral Stop the Virus 
A song for the worldwide project by Uttaran Chauduri. AnimaeNoctis live in their studio.

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

PRIDEPRIDEPRIDE
The AnimaeNoctis song to deoxide your life!

Written, directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Performers: Silvia Marcantoni Taddei/Aziz Runaway, Massimo Sannelli/Gisella Cohèn (plus some plushes and 2 hearts)
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Screened in Festival Of Pride And KnowledgeLGBTQ+ Positive Voice event; in JOKERJOKERtv eps 063; in LGBTQIAPK !, Ospizio Giovani Artisti, Rome, 2022.
Featured in LGBTQ+ Positive Voices exhibition (Goldsmiths Library, London, 2024, curated by Ash Green).

ΛΟΞΙΑΣ/Loxías
Created for Literature and Other Worlds: Genres, Politics, Society (LILEC Graduate Conference, Università di Bologna) as a visual prelude to Loxías censore, Loxías censurato, speech about Pier Paolo Pasolini, by Massimo Sannelli.

Written, directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Loxías: Massimo Sannelli
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.

Impromptu I 
AnimaeNoctis, from Impromptu by Amelia Rosselli. 
In collaboration with Fondazione Giorgio e Lilli Devoto, edizioni San Marco dei Giustiniani.

Written, directed and edited by Silvia Marcantoni Taddei
Music: AnimaeNoctis

Video on YouTube and Vimeo.