St. Moritz Art Film Festival


Raffaela Naldi Rossano

2023 Color PG EN/en 00:18:17

Warp is an ongoing and always transforming film composed of seven episodes associated with symbols made by Raffaela Naldi Rossano during a sea journey in collaboration with the sea.
It is the first film produced from the artist’s ongoing research project started in 2020 on maritime mythologies.
The archival materialization of a sea journey from Naples (through the Southern Italian coast to various oracles in Greece) to Delfi, which aims to rewrite the myth of Partenope and her sisters sirens, is confronted with an expedition in the Barents Sea on board of the Helmer Hanssen research vessel.
Naldi Rossano investigates the symbols of navigation in order to explore different mythologies and methodologies, relationships with marine ecosystems, and the consequences of climate change, interspecies communications and the instruments that make it possible. Through an open vocabulary of moving images and gestures, Warp is a miscellany of stories and rituals
around origins. Its production process has been a tool to form temporary communities, make alternative geography, and allow transformations.
From pre-classical forms of divinations to the higher technologies to test sea water and marine species, art and science are set in confrontation as the two servants for an understanding of life and death, time and space, immortality, and the relationship between real and surreal.

Raffaela Naldi Rossano