A film by Yuri Ancarani – Italia, 15 min
Monte Bettogli, Carrara: in the marble quarries men and machines dig the mountain. “Il Capo” (The Chief) manages, coordinates and guides quarrymen and heavy-duty machines using a language consisting solely of gestures and signs. Conducting his dangerous and sublime orchestra against the backdrop of the sheerslopes and peaks of the Apuane Alps, the Chief works in total noise, which create a paradoxical silence.
Yuri Ancarani (Ravenna, 1972) is an Italian video artist and film maker. his works have been shown at national and international museums
and exhibitions, such as: 55° Venice Biennal (Venice, Italy), Fondazione Sandretto, Re Rebaudengo (Torino, Italy), mAXXI, museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (Rome, Italy), R. Solomon Guggenheim museum (New York, USA) and at the 67th and 68th Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy). Filmography: 2012 Da Vinci; 2011 Piattaforma Luna; 2010 Il Capo.