AN EXPERIMENTAL FILM MADE IN 7 DAYS
by Giuseppe L. Bonifati & Stefano Di Buduo
DOO performing arts group / Aesop Studio (ITALY)
Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium / Godsbanen (DENMARK)
In Maren & I, the Italian Artist Giuseppe Bonifati describes his love affair with Maren: “Maren is not exactly my type because I usually like brunettes. Blond girls are new to me!” Giuseppe meets Maren and falls in love with her. She doesn’t talk much but love does not need words. The story begins in a supermarket in Holstebro and ever since their first meeting, their affection for each other is evident to all. But love, like art, is a forcibly solitary research. So what is going to happen to our protagonists? The experimental film develops over 10 chapters. Among the many escapades of the two lovers, there are adventurous journeys and religious pilgrimages. The last suspense: what will happen to Giuseppe – the Artist?
The Italian sculptor Antonella Diana created a Maren for Odin Teatret; she is hardly distinguishable from the original statue by Alberto Giacometti – Woman on Cart in bronze, informally named Maren and which is exhibited since 1966 in the Old Town Hall Square in Holstebro.
PERFORMANCE: Er Jeg Maren? Am I Maren?
Holstebro Festuge 2014- Holstebro, Denmark
Bornshorts Film Festival – Bornholm Island, Denmark
NEFest Contemporary Art Festival- Sofia, Bulgaria
Faculty of Arts, Kaposvar University – Kaposvar, Hungary
Guestroom Maribor – Slovenia
Holstebro Museum – Holstebro, Denmark
H. C. Andersen Museum – HCA Festivals- Odense, Denmark