sabato 28 luglio 2018

2022

Features

Works Of Mercy: available on FilmFreeway (Festivals only) and Vimeo (under password)

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

Premiered at Atelier Blumentopf, Vienna, 2022.
Official selection in Independent Video Film festival Of Youtube Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis, Athens, 2022.
Listen to the interview with the director here




Shorts


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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).


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.

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 Mercy.

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 FilmFreeway (Festivals only) and Vimeo (under password)
Synopsis: This feature is the montage of 18 items. It is the videodiary of the 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 (a dance where the performer's skin is filled with painted words) there's 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


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.

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 (under password).

Official selection in One Earth Awards, Bangalore, 2022; honorable mention in Festival del Cinema di Cefalù, Cefalù, 2022.

The Greatest Problem For The Ego 
The observation of a real masturbation via a looking glass. The fancy colours and the final statement belong to the plot itself. Feel free to consider this video an erotic act or an apologue about cinema and about the observation that affects reality.

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

Video on Vimeo (under password).


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, 2021.

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; in CINEMQ Festival, Shanghai, 2022.

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, 2021.
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 selection in 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.


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.

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 selection in Kathmandu World Film Festival, Kathmandu, 2021; One Earth Awards, Bangalore, 2022.

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, 2021; in LGBTQIAPK !, Ospizio Giovani Artisti, Rome, 2022.

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.