Filmmaker Marco G. Ferrari will present his past and current film, installation and curatorial projects looking at how the cyclical process of making has informed his work and led him towards an expanded cinema.
Biography: Marco G. Ferrari is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, Illinois and Rome, Italy. He builds films, installations, digital images, video projection performances and music that explore our relationships with place and time, to probe how identity is shaped by tensions raised by our attachments to or de-attachments from our built and natural environments. Upholding a `cinema of imperfection' that reveals the materiality of the image, Ferrari’s work seeks to move beyond a perceived transparent reality to a place of visual plasticity and sublime emotional experience.
His films have included screenings in the Italian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna–Palazzo Forti and Grafiche Aurora in Verona, Italy, the Athens International Film and Video Festival in Ohio, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the University of Chicago Delhi Center in India.
Ferrari received his MFA from the University of Chicago and his BA from DePaul University. He currently balances his art practice as an independent curator, Media Studies Lecturer at John Cabot University, freelancing as a cinematographer and VJ, and managing Ferrari Studios, a collaborative studio space in Chicago and Guardistallo, Italy, shared between himself and his father, sculptor Virginio Ferrari.