Valentina Ferrandes (Italy)
Filmmaker and Visual Artist
Valentina Ferrandes is an experimental filmmaker and media artist from southern Italy, living in London and Berlin.
She holds a degree in Humanities from Bologna University and a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Interweaving text, sound and archive footage, with a documentary approach to image making, her films and immersive sound works explore issues of displacement as related to geography, landscape and architecture.
Her works are screened internationally in festivals such as Visions du Reel, European Media Art Festival Osnabruck, DokuFest Kosovo, Cairo Video Festival, Rencontres Internationales, Alchemy Moving Image Festival, MACRO Rome, 5th Moskow Biennale, Bardo National Museum.
Other than our sea
Other than our Sea - Video Art
„The boat is a floating piece of space, a place without a place, that exists by itself, that is closed in on itself and at the same time is given over to the infinity of the sea and that, from port to port, from tack to tack, from brothel to brothel, it goes as far as the colonies in search of the most precious treasures they conceal in their gardens..."
M.Foucault - Of Other Spaces
From the relics of an ancient greek colony in Southern Italy, to modern day shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea, a story of exploration told through fragments of classical literature, flashes of ethnographic films and manipulated excerpts of current newsreels.
Referencing the recent tragic circumstances that drowned thousands of migrants departing from Northern Africa to seek asylum in Europe, „Other Than Our Sea“ collapses visual cues as layers of imagery to embroider an enigmatic idea of traveling at sea in times of conflict. A journey that can be a leap into the unknown, a voyage of discovery, or forced migration, death as well as rebirth.
The Oyster Effect (Teaser)