ZAPRUDER is the collective name that signs all audiovisual production and happenings conceived and directed by visual artists David Zamagni (Rimini, 1971) and Nadia Ranocchi (Rimini, 1973). Their name is derived from the sharpshooter Abraham Zapruder, who caught Kennedy’s assassination on camera.

 

Their practice focuses primarily on the problematic relation between language and media, spanning across film set, performance, acoustics and sculpture.

In 2000, together with Monaldo Moretti,  they founded Zapruder filmmakersgroup, a collective of audiovisual production and research based in Roncofreddo - town in the hills of Emilia Romagna - where over the years the working team that cooperates in Zapruder's projects, from set to postproduction, has grown and consolidated.

From 2005 to 2011 they explored stereoscopic techniques applied to digital medium, developing tactile and immersive projects named "Chamber Cinema". In its multiple experiential forms, Zapruder's work displays an original visual device defined by an editing practice that privileges non-linear narration, manifesting many affinities with "free association".

In 2011, Zapruder’s work received the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. In 2016, Zapruder was awarded the MAXXI Prize for Contemporary Art with "Zeus Machine. Salita all'Olimpo". In 2020 they took part in the Berlin International Film Festival - Berlinale with the film cycle dedicated to myth, "Zeus Machine. L'Invincibile" that was presented for the first time in its entirety.


FILMOGRAPHY

  • Zeus Machine / L'Invincibile (74 min., 2019)

  • Zeus Machine/Phoenix, Amore brucio (12 min., 2018)

  • Zeus Machine/Salita all'Olimpo (12 min., 2016)

  • Speak in Tongues (film, 22min. Hd, Col, 2015)

  • Die Zauberflöte (immagini video-3d per l’opera lirica di Fanny&Alexander, 2015)

  • Speak in tongues (installazione, 2014)

  • Fine della specie (Happening, 2013)

  • Sigla RomaFilmFestival/ Rome FilmFestival clip (40 sec. 16mm/hd, Col. 2012-2014 )

  • I topi lasciano la nave/ The rats leave the ship (29min, hd, Col,2012)

  • Pletora (film, 16min, HDStereoscopic, col., 2012)

  • The Hypnotist Dog (20 min, stereoscopic Hd, Col, 2011)

  • Suite (3 min, stereoscopic HD, Col, 2011)

  • Spell (22min, HDstereoscopic, 2011)

  • Joule, (23 min., HD stereoscopic, col. e B/N, 2010)

  • All Inclusive, stereoscopic film (67 min., HD, B/N)

  • ZAPRUDERIE.COM ( online stereoscopic gallery, 2010)

  • Fault anagliphic 2-floors film (40min,col. HD, 2009)

  • Cock-Crow, stereoscopic film (45 min., HD, Col e B/N, 2009)

  • Slaughterhouse, stereoscopic film (70 min., HD, Col, 2009)

  • Pletora. Il dono, anagliphic installation (21 min., HD, col. B/N, 2008)

  • Daimon, stereoscopic film (49 min., dv, col. e B/N, 2006-2007)

  • Morning Smile (32 min.,16mm B/N, 2005)

  • Rebus per Ada (20 min 16mm, Col, 2004) with Fanny&Alexander

  • Doggy bag with spring roll (S8/Dvcam, 24 min.2002)

  • J.G. (15 min, S8, col, 2002)

  • Totentanz, (13 min. S8, col., 2002)

  • Spring Roll, (S8/Dvcam, 20 min. col. 2001)

  • H.O.L.Y. (S8, 3 min. col, 2000)

 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • BillyClub, MEGA, Milano

2016

  • YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE - La Bellone, Maison du spectacle, Bruxelles (BE) 16/06–30/07/2016

2015

  • FAULT, ARTOPIA Gallery, Milano 7/10 > 30/10/2015

  • YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE - Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich (CH) 25/03–8/04/2015


2014

  • SPEAK IN TONGUES, Marsèlleria, Milano

  • SPEAK IN TONGUES, Art City 2014, Raum, Bologna

  • SPEAK IN TONGUES, ArtFall, Gallereie di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Ferrara


2013

  • PLETORA. Il DONO, RMNSC- Reminiscences, Krakow, Polonia

  • ZAPRUDER Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Careof, Milano


2009

  • ZAPRUDER filmmakersgroup, Fault, PAC, Padiaglione di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Ferrara


2008

  • Pletora, Il Dono. Artfall 08, Museo Giovanni Boldini, Ferrara.

 

 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • Thordis Adalsteinsdottir | Emanuele Becheri | Adrian Paci | Renata Poljak | Giada Giulia Pucci | Moira Ricci | Jelena Tomašević | ZAPRUDER Filmmakersgroup, The Line of Sight, Rita Urso Gallery, Milano, Italy

  • Zeus Machine. L'invincibile in 2020 Art Quadriennale FUORI curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol

  • Zeus Machine. L'invincibile, Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale Forum, Berlino

  • Arte Fiera Bologna, Anubi is not a dog, performance, Sala Opera, Bologna

2018

  • Phoenix.Amore brucio, Gucci Garden, Firenze

  • Colosso, Gucci Garden, Firenze

2017

• ARTISSIMA, Dialogue out of the lines, Zapruder Filmmakersgroup|Davide Allieri - (RITA URSO artopia gallery), Torino

MIART, Emanuele Becheri|Jean-Baptiste Maitre|Elizabeth McAlpine|ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup - (RITA URSO artopia gallery), Milano

2016

MIART, Emanuele Becheri|Elizabeth McAlpine|ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup - (RITA URSO artopia gallery), Milano

Jean-Baptiste Maitre|Elizabeth McAlpine|ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup - (RITA URSO artopia gallery), ART BRUSSEL​

• PREMIO MAXXI 2016, Riccardo Arena, Ludovica Carbotta, Adelita Husni-Bey, ZAPRUDER filmmakergroup, MAXXI, Roma


2015
• DER BLITZ/ Supernova a cura di Denis Isaia e Federico Mazzonelli, MAG - Museo Alto Garda, Riva del Garda 5/9—1/11/2015
• GLITCH – Interferces between Art and Cinema in Italy, a cura di Davide Giannella, OCAT – Shanghai, China


2014
• CODALUNGA - Aula Bunker, Roma
•DIAMANTI - a cura di Chiara Agnello e Martina Angelotti Careof, Milano
• GLITCH - interferenze tra arte e cinema, a cura di Davide Giannella, PAC padiglione arte contemporanea, Milano


2013
• Wro Media Art Biennale, Rings of Saturn - Wroclaw, Polonia
• Fine della Specie ( Happening) a cura di ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup, Cineteca di Bologna, Bologna


2012
• LO SGUARDO ESPANSO, a cura di Bruno Di Marino, Andrea La Porta e Marco Meneguzzo - Fondazione Rocco Guglielmo, Complesso Monumentale San Giovanni, Catanzaro.
• Deconstruction of cinematic realities, a cura di Olya Borissova (GARAGE SCREEN) and Inge De Leeuw (International Film Festival Rotterdam) - GARAGE Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
• Fèsta - Galleria Ninapi, Ravenna, IT


2011
• ARTISSIMA, Present Future, a cura di Chris Fitzpatrick - Lingotto, Torino
• Re-volt - Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia
• Image, word and third dimension: ZAPRUDER & PROVMYSA - Arsenal Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, Russia


2010
• Video Report Italia, a cura di Andrea Bruciati, Galleria di Arte contemporanea di Monfalcone.
• Una certa idea dell’Italia, a cura di Simone Menegoi - Interzona, Verona


2009
• Noi siamo qui, inCONTEMPORANEA, a cura di Gabi Scardi - Triennale di Milano


2008
• TRANSMEDIALE - conspire..! - Berlino
• Re-volt, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia


2007
• Non ho mica vent’anni, a cura di Silvia Bottiroli - Longiano, IT
• SIfest, a cura di Laura Serani, Savignano sul Rubicone, IT


2006
• Neverending Cinema, a cura di Zimmerfrei - Galleria Civica di arte Contemporanea di Trento


2005
• 11BIM Biennale de l’image in Mouvement, Centre pour l’image contemporaine Saint-Gervais, Ginevra, CH


2004
• Space is the place, a cura di Marco Altavilla - Officinema, Bologna


2003
• Iceberg- Bologna creative area, Bologna


2002
• Brand new Bohemians, a cura di Chiara Leoni - Palazzo Marini, Rosignano, IT


2001
• 5th Graz Biennal on Media and Architecture - Modular Living-Graz, Austria
• 9th BIM, Biennale de L’image en Mouvement, Centre pour l’image contemporaine Saint-Gervais, Ginevra (CH)

 


AWARDS


2016

• Premio MAXXI 2016, MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma, IT


2015
• Speak in Tongues - International Jury prize / VideoEx, Zurigo


2011
• ’Joule’ ‘Spell ( Suite + The Hypnotist Dog) ’ - Premio Persol 3D, 68 - Mostra del Cinema di Venezia
• All Inclusive Vs Joule - Special prize - I’ve seen Films Festival (Milano)


2010
• Premio “Lo Straniero” 2010


2006
• Premio Riccione TTV Performing Arts on screen with ‘Morning Smile’


2005
• Ubu special prize for the project ‘Ada, cronaca familiare’ (with Fanny & Alexander)


2002
• Werkleitz Award for ‘Spring Roll’ at 48° Oberhausen short film Festival, Oberhausen (D)
• Production prize, Riccione TTV Performing Arts on screen (with Fanny & Alexander) with ‘Rebus per Ada’
• Prize Iceberg, Bologna with ‘JG’
• Premio D.A.M.S., Bologna, special mention for ‘Doggy Bag with Spring Roll’


2001
• Premio Fiaticorti Nuove Frontiere 2001, Istrana, IT
• Premio Arrivano i corti, Festival del cortometraggio, 5° edition, Ferentino (FR)
• Unimovie Video & Short Film Festival, Pescara, special mention
• FanoFilmFestival, 13° edition, segnalazione della giuria
• Anteprimannozero, diretta da Enrico Ghezzi, Bellaria (RM), special mention


2000
• Ubu special prize (with Motus)
• Premio Produzione Riccione TTV Performing Arts on screen (with Motus), Riccione (RM)
• H.O.L.Y. special mention for the 150 sec. movies- Bellaria Film Festival directed by Enrico Ghezzi

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