Yuri Ancarani (born 1972 in Ravenna Italy) is an Italian video artist and film maker. His works come from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art, and are the result of a research aimed to explore regions which are not visible in the daily life, realities in which the artist delves in first person. His works have been shown at major festivals as: Locarno (winning the Grand Jury Prize), Dubai, Viennale, Venice, IFFR Rotterdam, IDFA, Hot Docs, Cinéma du Réel, SXSW- South by Southwest, MOMA, Full Frame.
Séance, 2014, 30 min
Séance is a meeting between the psychologist Albània Tomassini and Carlo Mollino, dead in 1972. Fulvio Ferrari, tenant of Casa Mollino, serves the dinner to the two guests, one is visible and one is invisible. Ancarani shoots the unique conversation where Mollino speaks about the sense and the aim of his passed life and his new direction towards perfection, which is possible only in other dimensions.
Whipping Zombie/Kale Zombi, 2017, 30 min (German premiere)
In a remote Haitian village, a ritual dance, slaves and masters: it’s the zombie dance. Riding on a hypnotic and relentless music, inducing trance and evoking the rhythm of working muscles, men whip and fight one another, until they die and be born again in an infinite cycle. Kale Zonbi, Whipping Zombie, the title of a unique ritual shot for the first time, taking place in a paradise where it is impossible to forget the horror of the past.
Many thanks to Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin for the support.