History of Edina Altara

Alessandra Atzori, Milena Tipaldo, Mira Video
Italy 2020 / 4’07” / v.o. sott. eng

The story of Edina Altara is our tribute to this amazing artist.  It’s an animated biopic that starts in the early decades of the 20th century. It tells her story as a woman and artist, showing the struggle of emerging in the art world where only men could make the avant-garde.  It was created using materials from the vast Altara Archive. We created a universe of paper and cutouts inspired by the techniques she used for collages and illustrations.  The theater of narration is a large pop-up book where each page stages a chapter of Edina’s story. The memory of her past is evoked by old pictures mixed with her illustrations, a world in which symbolic representations merge in documentation of reality. 

Direction, writers: Mira – Alessandra Atzori e Milena Tipaldo
Animation: Massimo Ottoni e Riccardo Chiara
Pop-up book: Libri Finti Clandestini
Sound: Alessandro Nepote

Alessandra Atzori e Milena Tipaldo

Mira is the name of a collective composed by Alessandra Atzori and Milena Tipaldo. They work with audiovisual putting together different techniques, languages and support: live action, classical and digital animation, stop motion, cut out, Augmented reality and other. Mira in italian means purpose, target. Where desire aims at.. also the verb mirare is the act of observing with wonder and to watch with care. Their “mira” is to create bridges between the different areas of knowledge, and between knowledge and collectivity, to open and unlock a dialogue, using the power of the moving image and the pleasure of watching a short film.

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