STARRING: Annabeth van Rooijen as Josephine Carter Alina Cortese as Ada Beringer ART DIRECTOR: Francesca Azzoni ACTING DIRECTOR: Melisa Çilli LOCATION MANAGER: Matilde Zani HAIR STYLE and MAKEUP: Matilde Zani Chiara Bernini FASHION DESIGNERS: Karvishi Agarwal Francesca Azzoni Chiara Bernini Arianna Bonifazi Shreya Chhabra
works by: Karvishi Anil Agarwal, Tugce Asik, Francesca Azzoni, Sherry Hemant Batra, Chiara Bernini, Emilio José Bonadio, Arianna Bonifazi, Francesca Bucciarelli, Elena Cedrone, Gaoming Chen, Annunziata Cirillo, Shreya Chhabra, Melisa Cilli, Zeenia Percy Dalal, Chiara Del Giudice, Hafiz Nouman Ali Fareed, Bao Fengxue, Cinzia Galia, Narjes Ghorbani, Mitsy Diana Giorgana Romero, Jessica Gridella, Muxin Han, Can Hei, Guo Huimei, Payal Kale, Niyati Khetwal, Hengrui Na, Ananthabartti Ramaswamy, Liuhui Ren, Al Khansa Shalilhah, Annabeth Van Rooijen, He Yan, Shun Qiyan, Liu Ren, Shuying Yang, Yan Yuan, Matilde Zani, Yujing Zhang.
curated by Cinzia Ruggeri
(an extract from the magazine Dystopia : Karvishi Agarwal, Francesca Azzoni, Brenta Bao, Chiara Bernini, Arianna Bonifazi ,Shreya Chhabra, Payal Kale, Annabeth Van Rooijen, He Yan, Matilde Zani)
(an Art Direction project for Stefania Seoni)
The tree is the major organ in nature, its operation can be compared to the real and concrete life of a person; it comes to life, it feeds, breathes, reproduces, and dies. At the base of it there are the roots: a fundamental part for life (as fundamental for human beings).
My project explores the journey of a tree during which, through the roots, it absorbs everything necessary for its growth.
The word root have different meanings but in any case its task is to absorb something: minerals, culture, sap, knowledge, traditions. Each person, on his-her way of growing, tramples on various and unknown territories, absorbing new experiences, knowing new faces and trying new emotions. The roots, as in reality, are the basis of my project; in which they, intertwined and entangled, cover the feet and form the shoes.
(a project for Cinzia Ruggeri and Luca Belotti)