Yervant Gianikian et Angela Ricci Lucchi

A Venise, Yervant Gianikian a étudié l’architecture et Angela Ricci Lucchi la peinture. Ils collaborent ensemble depuis les années 1970 et sont connus pour leurs films dans lesquels récit, poésie et analyse critique se rencontrent. Ils sont basés à Milan. Leur travail fait référence dans l'avant-garde cinématographique contemporaine. Ils utilisent de façon singulière les images d’archives et le found footage dans des thèmes récurrents (entre autres le totalitarisme, le colonialisme, la première guerre mondiale, le génocide, le racisme). Des photogrammes du matériau d'origine sont recadrés, coloriés à la main, etc. Le remontage, le ralentissement ou l'accélération du film donnent aux images une nouvelle signification.

Yervant Gianikian was born in Merano in 1942 to Armenians parents. His partner Angela Ricci Lucchi was born the same year in Lugo di Romagna. She studied painting and he studied architecture in Venice. They have been working together since the 1970's and are famous for their very artisanal movies in which storytelling, poetry and critical analysis meet. They are based in Milan. Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi have proved their worth in contemporary cinematographic avant-garde and their work is a reference model. The recurrent themes - totalitarianism, colonialism, First World War, genocide, racism (among others) – are always addressed by a very specific way to use archives and found footage.
Photograms of the original material are re-centred, colored by hand, etc. By reassembling, slowing down or speeding up the movie, images are given a new meaning. In order to do so, the film directors work with their own invention: analytical camera.