Created and filmed by Julia and Sarah Chiesa
Gessi Triassici Secchia is a place I went frequently while living in Reggio Emilia, Italy. When I took my sister there we were immediately reminded of our childhood dancing together and building our lives as movement based artists. Today Julia is an Art Director for film on IMDB and embodiment film maker.
Hacker Lab July 2019
A journey of three women and their bodies in the region of Reggio Emilia. There relation to the body attached to self and the external container represented in the gesso casted bodies. I created the script and the with the help of the cinematographer Mauro Farina scouted sites to film. I built all the casted bodies with the help of Angelica Fossemo and Anna Mattioli( dancers). The Visual FX in train was created by Aaron Chiesa. Original sound by Alberto Benati.
Fotografia Europea Festival 2016
Reggio Emilia Italy
Original Stop motion
First Body Cast experiment with stop motion, form and variation depending on animate and inanimate players.
Upstate New York 2015
Light to Dark, the Human Psyche
This was an experiment with light and shadow. As the performer, I wanted to explore different ways to relate to light and being seen vs being hidden. As a cinematographer, I was interested to film the audience as a way to watch what they watch, or a way to go inside the audiences head with a hidden camera.
Music: Arvo Part
Le sens De l'amour
Created for a friend and fan, Franck Baruch for his wedding present. Charlie Chaplin inspired.
Script and Dancer: Sarah Lisette Chiesa
Music: Fred Astaire
Reggio Emilia 2013
In this Breathless Realm
" In this breathless realm we dream that we are the displacement of water, to which we once, without thought, surrendered, and will again when our agreement coincides with that form which we considered separate pushes in the to fill the vacuum where we had been."
Cinematography: John Mattuizzi
Editor: Jimi Pantalon, John Mattuizzi,
Photography: Rachel Shane
Albany NY 2011
One minute Film created for Cinedans Competition, edited and shot by Mauro Farina
Gessi Triassici, Reggio Emilia 2013
Stop motion animation of a reflection shot in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York. I simply danced with the clouds…
Music: Austin Donohue
New York 2010