Il Capo is an episode of the series The Malady of Iron which is also composed by:
-Piattaforma Luna
-Da Vinci

 

SYNOPSIS
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.
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CREDITS
Sound Design MIRCO MENCACCI
Original Music WANG INC.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2010
XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura, Carrara, Italy
26 June – 30 September

2012
R. Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
21 January

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
29 May

MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
25 May

Database, Museo del Marmo di Carrara, Carrara, Italy
1 june – 21 December

2013
ArtGenève ArtFair, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Genève, Switzerland
January 31th – February 3rd 2013

Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2 February

Work Hard Play Hard, Beursschouwburg Museum, Bruxelles, Belgium
4 – 30 October

2014
Hypothèse de l’impact géant
, le Carreau and Visages du Monde, Cergy, France
5 October – 14 November

Sequence 5, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA
2 July – 16 August

La malattia del Ferro Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
11 March – 5 April

2015
Glitch, interferenze tra arte e cinema, PAC, Milano, Italy
October 11 – January 6

Tirana Open, Tirana, Albania
May 6 – 13

OCAT Museum Shanghai, Shangai, China

Futuro Anteriore, EXPO Video, Chicago, Illinois, USA

“Biennal of Image in Motion”, Teatrino Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Architecture on film, curated by The Architecture Foundation, Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom

Architecture of Life, Berkeley Art Museum, California, USA

Art: Film, Cineporto di Lecce, Italy

“Renaissance 2.0″, ZKM Karlsruhe GLOBALE, Karlsruhe Germany

“The malady of iron”, curated by Lydia Pribisova, Hit Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2016
Short film about process, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Race to the Bottom – Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln, Germany

Italian Night, Dado Film Society, Melbourne, Australia

Penitentiary centre, Orbe, Switzerland

Arqu[in]FILM, 2ª Muestra de Cine de Arquitectura, Filmoteca de Catalunya, Pabellón Mies Van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain

2017
The Malady of Iron, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany

Art Basel, Hong Kong, China

Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente, OVAL, Turin, Italy

2018
SCULTURE, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy

 

FESTIVALS

2010
67th Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy
1-11 September

IDFA, 23rd International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18-29 November

2011
True/False Film Festival, Columbia (MO), USA
3 – 6 March 2011

SXSW, South by Southwest, Austin, Texas
11 – 20 March 2011

49th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA
22 – 27 March 2011

Cinéma du Réel, 33rd International Documentary Film Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
24 March – 5 April 2011

Full Frame, Documentary Film Festival, Durham, USA
14 – 17 April 2011

Trento Film Festival, Trento, Italy
28 April – 8 May

SFF Sydney Film Festival, Sidney, Australia
8 – 19 June

Ravenna Festival, Ravenna, Italy
7 June – 9 July

Open City Docs Fest, London, Great Britain
21 – 24 June

New Horizons I.F.F., Wroclaw, Poland
21 – 31 July

17th SFF Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
22-30 July 2011

7th Silhouette Short Film Festival, Paris, France
2 September

Milano Film Festival, Milano, Italy
9 – 18 September

CIFF- Camden International Film Festival, Camden, USA
29 September – 2 October

Full Frame Fix – Nasher Museum of Art, Durham (NC), USA
15 – 16 October

Images en Vue, 8° Festival de Court Metrages, Iles de la Madelaine, Quebec, Canada
7 – 8 November

L’Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
11 – 19 November

Bergfilm Festival, Salzburg, Austria
23 November – 9 December

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Bucharest, Romany
24 – 28 November 2011

2012
Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
27 january-4 february 2012

Dance Film Association, New York, USA

Balagan, Cambridge (MA), USA

5th Taos Shortz Film Festival, Mexico
7 – 10 April

Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
7-11 march 2012

Storie dall’Italia, Centro culturale italiano di Stoccolma, Stockholm, Swedish

Molodist – Kyiv International Film Festival, Kiev, Ucraina

IndieLisboa, International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon
23 April – 3 May

Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, Firenze, Italy
21 – 27 November

Hamburg Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
29 May – 4 June

VIS _ Vienna Independent Shorts, Wien
6 – 10 June

Open City Docs Fest, London, UK
21 – 24 June

Rooftop Films, New York, USA
7 July

FilmCaravan Short Fest, Imperia, Italy
31 July – 4 August

Helsinki Best Short Film Around the World, Helsinki, Finland
13 – 18 November

29th Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany
13 – 18 November

Court c’est court, Avignone, France
15 – 18 November

FrontDoc, Vallée d’Aoste, Italy
21 November

2013
25th Minimalen Short Film Festival, Throndeim, Norway
27 – 31 January

Comptoir Du Doc, Rennes, France
22 May 2013

VIS, Vienna Independent Short, 10th Anniversary, Wien, Austria
26 May – 1 june

Open city Docs Fest, London, UK
20 – 23 June

2014
AV Festival, International Festival of art, music and film, Newcastle, UK
1-31 march 2014

Work Hard Play Hard, Beursschouwburg Museum, Bruxel, Belgium

Puisqu’on vous dit que c’est possible, Saline Royale d’Arc et Senans, France

2015
Architectuur Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Architecture and Design Film Festival, New York, USA

2016
CAFX, Copenaghen Architecture Film festival, Copenaghen, Denmark

Post-Human, Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Budapest, Hungary

Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland

2017
FICUNAM Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland

Cinema Km Zero, curated by Marco Müller Osteria del Pancotto, Ravenna, Italy

Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan

2018
Festival of Film and Urbanism, Slavutych, Ukraine

Crystal Constructs, Queensland International Film Festival, Curated by John Edmond, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Saint Lucia, Australia

Cinéma de montagne, Institut Lumière, Lyon, France

VCD Lumen Quarterly – Humanoid: A Brief History, French Cultural Center, Beijing, China

Crystal Constructs, Queensland International Film Festival, Curated by John Edmond, MUMA Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

con-vivere Carrara festival, Carrara, Italy

Videoart at Midnight Festival, Kino Babylon, Berlin, Germany

2019
OVNi Festival at EMAP Seoul’s Moving Image Festival, South Korea

 

AWARDS

2011
Prix du jury jeune, “Silhouette Film Festival”, Paris

Special Mention in Doc Zone-Documentary, “Concorto Film Festival”, Italy

Montagne Tout Court Prize, “XIV Cervino Cinemountain Film Festival”, Cervino, Italy

Best Documentary, section: European Competition, “New Horizon I.F.F.”, Wroclaw, Poland

Best Italian Short-movie, “Corto in Bra,” Bra, Italy

Best short film, “Trento Film Festival”, Trento, Italy

2012
Gran Premio speciale della Giuria, “Fano Film Festival”, Fano, Italy

“Best experimental film, IFF Message to Men”, St. Petersburg, Russia

Premio Speciale Caravan di Marmo, “FilmCaravan Festival”, Imperia, Italy

Prize of the jury, “Kinemastik International Short Film Festival”, St Julians, Malta

Second Prize, “FIB Cinema”, Benicassim, Spain

Special Mention, “20th Art Film Fest”, Bratislava, Slovakia

Special Mention, “Vienna Independent Shorts”, Vienna, Austria

Grand Prix, “TFF – Tabor Film Festival”, Zabok, Croatia

Grand Prix, Golden Anna, “Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS”, Riga, Latvia

Grand Prix, “KKO Festival, Après nous le déluge”, Alsace, France

Honorable mention for Documentary, “Taos Shortz Film Festival”, Mexico

Grand prix in Lab Competition, “Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival”, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Nomination for Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, “Cinema Eye Honors”, New York, USA

Best short-movie, “l’Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival”, Barcelona, Spain

"Il Capo" Poster

Trailer

Excerpt from "Il Capo" on NOWNESS

Excerpt from "Il Capo" on PORT MAGAZINE