The variational mode: three cases about documents, artworks and animation (last edited: 2023)

Riccardo Giacconi
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The artistic practice of Riccardo Giacconi deals with documents and, more specifically, with the use and the exploration of their narrative potential. This dissertation is about three different cycles of artworks Giacconi produced as part of the research project. The notion of animation inheres in each of the three case studies: – Case 1 focuses on my artworks about Simone Pianetti (1858-?), an Italian mass murderer who escaped and disappeared, and who then became a puppet character, animated as a stock character.– Case 2 focuses on Augusto Masetti (1888-1966), an Italian soldier who shot at his superior officer and declared not to remember having done it, as if in a state of ecstatic possession, as if animated by an external entity. Mainly using publications and workshops, Giacconi produced a series of artworks related to legal, medical and anarchist records on his case.– Case 3 follows the appearance of a puppet character in Colombia, el espiritado, and its supposed connections to the Masetti case. Giacconi describes a series of artistic works the author produced, starting from a puppet script about the self-destruction of a village, which can be read as a commentary on puppetry, anarchism and animation.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsdocuments, puppetry, anarchism, animation evidence, variational
last modified02/02/2023
statusin progress
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copyrightRiccardo Giacconi
licenseCC BY-NC-ND
connected toAcademy of Creative and Performing Arts
external linkhttps://hdl.handle.net/1887/80394

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id name copyright license
1787352 Il Vendicatore (excerpt) - 2011 R - copy Riccardo Giacconi All rights reserved
1787354 3 espiritado - copy Riccardo Giacconi All rights reserved
1787356 masetti 2 - copy Riccardo Giacconi All rights reserved

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