Sara Bonaventura


Sara is a visual artist with an MA in Art History. She loves to intertwine her digi or analog filming with her frame by frame animation and found footage. As independent videomaker she has been collaborating with performers and musicians, such as Carla Bozulich, vjing, directing clips, adv. Her works have been screened in Italy and abroad: NODE, roBOt, Share, Path, Seeyousound, Balkanima, Bideodromo,, Occulto and recently, at Anthology Film Archives, NewFilmmakers NY series, and at Other Cinema, in San Francisco ATA Gallery; she has been selected for a residency at Frans Masereel Centrum (in Belgium) and she won the Veneto Region Award at the 10th Lago Film Fest.

She embraces a DIY ethic and aesthetic. She was video-making even before shooting. Trying to keep the fragments together through the montage. If the surface cracks, the crack becomes the surface; that break means intensity. Points of intensity and not sutures, to convey freedom of sense, instead of constrictions of meaning.

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