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Gianfranco Foschino


Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 10:25 | Chili | 2012

The Kids & The Axe is part of a series of videos in which the author works with a poetic similar to that of the Chilean literary tradition of the 20th century known as "poesía lárica", where the relationship of man with the landscape is emphasized through the contemplation of quotidian events which can be ?right there? in front of us, however allowing us to see ?something more? as well. Such poetic language ?actualized within the audiovisual code- is particularly present in this video through the portrayal of the children?s game, a situation that, in spite of occurring immersed within the landscape, is happening somewhere else: in the place of fantasy, in an internal world impossible to be captured by the images produced by the camera, but a world that the video allows us to enter through a personal experience.

Gianfranco Foschino was born in 1983 in Santiago de Chile. He graduated in cinema studies from UNIACC University of Santiago de Chile. In 2009, took a residency in Rio do Janeiro guided by filmmaker & visual artist Paula Gaitán, has since become known for his silent video installations. Foschino is acknowledged as one of the key artists of the new generation in Chile. In 2010 participated in a two-person exhibition entitled ALMOST ROMANTIC curated by Christopher Eamon at I-20 Gallery, New York. In 2011, his work was fea- tured at the Latin American Pavilion of 54th Biennale di Venezia. He currently lives and works in Santiago de Chile.