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Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi

Yervant Gianikian (born 1942 in Merano, lives and works in Milan) and Angela Ricci Lucchi (1942-2018) are Italian filmmakers. Since 1975 their research has united experimental filmmaking with archive theory. After their initial “scented films”, their interest turned to found footage concerning the most dramatic vicissitudes of recent historical events. Through their “analytical camera”, these materials are re-filmed, coloured and slowed down to make film works that provide the spectator with a new point of access into past imagery. They have presented their works at many international festivals and exhibited in museums such as MoMA, New York; Jeu de Paume, Paris; the Tate Modern, London; the Hangar Bicocca, Milan. They have taken part in the Venice Biennale: (the 49th, curated by Harald Szeemann; the 55th, curated by Massimiliano Gioni; the 56th, Armenian Pavilion, Golden Lion). In 2017, they take part in documenta 14 Kassel/Athens.
 Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi - The Arrow of Time - Notes from a Russian Journey – 1989-1990
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
This publication reproduces the experimental filmmakers' notebooks from their journey in the Soviet Union at the end of the 1980s. Gianikian & Ricci Lucchi undertook this travel to gather the memories of the cinematographic literary and artistic Russian avant-garde of the '20s and '30s, seeking out survivors and listening to their life stories.

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