A film by Atelier Impopulaire (Pia Bolognesi and Giulio Bursi)
Based upon the video rushes shot by Offline for the DVN Women Collection S/S 2015
VideoHD, color, sound, 8’30’’, 2015
Produced by Dries Van Noten and Atelier Impopulaire in collaboration with Whithstand Film
Digital artifacts and visual effects: Elena Petitti di Roreto
Sound: Claudio Rocchetti
Atelier Impopulaire is an artistic and curatorial collaborative project run since 2012 by Pia Bolognesi and Giulio Bursi. Its research focuses on time-based practices, text and theory. AI investigates the identity of the image, deconstructing and reinterpreting its politics of representation through traditional devices and experimental media.
In Embodies, the creations of Dries Van Noten and John Everett Millais’s Ophelia meet for a psychedelic Picnic at Hanging Rock, where the transfiguration of bodies in textiles et vice versa takes place. A slow-motion noir based on suspended tensions, where the classical nature of the nymph meets its digital dopplegänger, and dresses start a dialogue with bodies transformed through layers of decomposing superimpositions that consume the images and end up revealing their ghosts.