NEW: Screening premiere on November 28, 2021: Nature and Culture – Poetry Film Festival, organized by The Poetic Phonoteque, Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Online premiere May 20: Bologna in Lettere 2021, the festival online.

Seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) is no longer confined to winter depression. As the climate crisis grows, this disease occurs more frequently. When the environment is disturbed, we humans also suffer from disturbance – because we are just part of the environment.
Inspired by the sonopoem of Ilaria Boffa, which deals with this current situation, Maria Korporal’s video expresses these tensions between conflict and harmony. Using animated charcoal drawing on a deformed video of the seashore, the transformation of images leads us into a haunting universe.

title: S.A.D.
technique: Experimental video and animated charcoal drawing
length: 3’25”
year: 2021
poem: “S.A.D.” written and spoken by Ilaria Boffa
soundtrack: field recording by Ilaria Boffa
Lucio Battisti’s song “Nessun Dolore” (No Pain) recorded at George Washington University is performed by the I-Talians band during the NeMLA conference “Writing in a different language”.
video concept, camera, charcoal animation, effects and montage: Maria Korporal
© Maria Korporal 2021

Stills from the video:


Ilaria Boffa is an Italian poet. She has published three poetry collections and she is one of the eight authors included in the North East American Association publication ‘Writing in a Different Language’ Vol XL 2018. Over the last years, she has been experimenting with field recording, blending her spoken word with sounds.
Her work can be read and listened here: https://linktr.ee/ilariaboffaIB

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