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Analyzing human interaction with objects and their functional and aesthetic presence in recurrent, yet Medium Rare is an animation film. It analyses human interaction with objects and their functional and aesthetic presence in recurrent, yet questionable domestic scenarios.
Direction, animation, editing: Luca Cioci
Sound: Kayle Khanmohamed
Colorist: Ben Neufeld
Medium Rare was awarded with Honorary mention at International Screendance Award MOVIMIENTO EN MOVIMIENTO #7, 2018.
Jury note: Medium Rare is an affective, stark, compelling film. Its timing has been patiently constructed. It has surreal moments like a fish bowl bobbing in the wood as if it were water. This animation film treats about the body in its daily act of inhabiting the world, although the body is absent, it is only guessed because all the objects move as if a body manipulated them. The absence of the body tells us necessarily something about the body. And a human crisis is guessed through the influence on the objects that the body normally uses. Medium Rare refreshes the idea of the limits that dance film and screendance can embrace.
Jury: Anna Macdonald, Alessandra Pisu, and a vote by Movimiento en Movimiento.
Luca Cioci is a filmmaker and visual artist from Italy. He recently graduated with a BFA in Animation from CalArts and currently resides in Los Angeles working as a multi-disciplinary freelancer.
Interview to Luca Cioci, talking about his creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.