Il lavoro Cieco

Gianluca Abbate
Italy 2016 / 6’

Starting from a famous slogan of the 1977 political uprisings in Italy “work less, work for everybody “ a long and complex reflection on visual and music poetics on the meaning of work today has unraveled, in a precarious world from rights to privilege from hope of freedom to the certainty of slavery.

Direction: Gianluca Abbate
Testo e voce: Lello Voce
Musica: Frank Nemola

Gianluca Abbate

Gianluca Abbate is a director of experimental films. In 2016, he won the Nastro d’Argento for the best animated film and in 2015 the Best Short Film Award at the 32nd Torino Film Festival. In 2020 he was awarded the Efebo d’Oro per i Nuovi Linguaggi ​​by the city of Palermo and the Goethe Film Award at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. His films have been screened at the Ann Arbor festival in the United States, at the MAXXI in Rome, MMOMA – Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, MOCA Hiroshima (Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima), Palais de Tokyo in Paris and screened on the ARTE France television channel. He is the author for RAI of the graphic identity of the television programs La TV delle Ragazze and Stati Generali by Serena Dandini. He has taught new technologies of cinema and television at the Civic School of Cinema in Milan, graphic design at the European Institute of Design in Rome and still teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone and at NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti-Rome.


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