|DOLCEACQUA (IM) BORGO ANTICO - VIA DORIA|
(The Four seasons in the Nervia Valley) (1997)
23 minutes 10 slide projectors 3D smell machine (I) (F) (D) (GB)
|Hidden Harmonies is the new three-D documentary
by E. Andrighetto.
It shows the four seasons in the Nervia Valley nature so that the audience can discover secret aspects and human traces in this secluded spot of the Riviera hinterland.
After a short introduction of the territory main interesting themes, the documentary goes on following the Seasons course. Winter is represented as the hinterland decay. While listening to the verses by Giannino Orengo, we can see poetical images of old remains in a magic night atmosphere and admire the upward slope through the snow up to the Toraggio top.
Spring shows the marvellous spontanoues blossoming in this area, related by professor Enrico MARTINI, a well known botanist from Genoa. Summer is the moment to discover chapels and sanctuaries scattered on far away slopes once tilled, now covered with thick bushes. It is also time for exploring streams and falls, often crossed by old hogbacked stone bridges, witness for past soil.
Autumn lets us enter the hidden world of the many caves of this territory, or explore Pigna dungeons and the "sèle", old store rooms for cheese seasoning around Pigna. The Documentary ends with a poems by Rita DE SANTIS and with some visual memories of a lately past.
Evocative musics by Delibes, Mozart, Vangelis, Chopin, Strass Jr, Tchaíkowski, Enya, Puccini were choosen to accompany the projecton and emphasize the poetical character of the documentary.
We can admire some of the most secluded places of this West Ligurian area, certainly unknown by most tourists.
That is why it is so interesting to have the possibility to breathe a natural atmosphere and watch places from such an original point of view.
Dolceacqua Visionarium offers 3D and Omnimax (total image) projectons where photography, music and poetry match in an amazing "crescendo". Even if they are an amateur production they offer a hugh quality as for artistic and cultural themes, rich of special effects on mega-screen. A unique performance of its kind in Italy.
GUIDE TO THE LISTENING OF THE SOUNDTRACK
A BRINGING FORWARD - Leo DELIBES "LAKME" "Duetto di Fiori" Mady MESPLE
THE NEGLECT - W. Amadeus MOZART "REQUIEM" "Lacrimosa"
TORAGGIO IN WINTER - VANGELIS "SPACE THEMES" " 12 o'clock"
SPONTANEOUS BLOSSOMING - Fryderyk CHOPIN "NOTTURNO OPERA 9" n'2 in MI Bemolle Maggiore - Peter Schmalfuss
CHAPELS AND SANCTUARIES - Johann STRAUSS Il " JOAN SUTHERLAND GREATEST HITS" "Il Coro delle Monache" dal CASANOVA di STRAUSS
STREMAS, FALLS AND HOGBACKED STONE BRIDGES
CAVES AND DUNGEONS OF PIGNA - "THE MEMORY OF TREES" "Once You had Gold" - ENYA
LIGURIA: MEMORIE VISIVE - Giacomo PUCCINI "ZAMFIR OPERA" "Recondita Annonia" dalla: "TOSCA" Gheorghe ZAMFIR
This documentary was invited to participate to the 12° world conference of stereophotography in Lindao on the Costanza lake in the month of Septembre 1999
|THE NATURAL SURROUNDINGS OF THE HINTERLAND
OF THE RIVIERA AND THE COTE D'AZUR
|The documentary being presented has been realized with
the stereophotograph sequence method, which is obtained by means of a sequence
of photographs. taken by the same camera. with a 63 mm distance between
them. The horizontal movement is achieved from a platform corresponding
to the normal distance of the human eve. By looking at two of the images
together. through a double eyed stereoscope (English invention 1838) one
perceives an almost natural three dimensional image
This documentary offers a demonstration of the efficiency of the stereophotograph technique still used today, and at the same time presents some of the principle naturalistic surroundings of the hinterland of the Riviera and the Cote d Azur. This has been divided into four groups:
THE NATURAL SURROUNDINGS OF THE HINTERLAND OF THE RIVIERA AND THE COTE D'AZUR
Behind the Riviera and Cote d'Azur coastline it is very rough and varied. This territory is made up of a succession of undulating hills and plateaus. at the feet of magnificent rocky formations. often deeply excavated by impetuous streams. The Ligurian Alps and the Provence Alpine foothills start here and can reach remarkable heights, thus becoming the scene of many excursions and difficult ascents. This region is formed by numerous gorges and canyons, often hidden in unfrequented places and therefore have conserved their natural characteristics.
Lakes, streams and waterfalls are the visible emblem of the abundant sources of water in this territory, and throughout their descent to the sea form enchanting nooks which are transformed in every season by the climatic conditions, reminding us of our link with the life of plants and animals.
The large peaceful basins of the lakes, the transparency of the fresh water of the streams, the inviting waterfalls are more numerous than we realise.
There is an abundance of woods in the hinterland, covered with plant life at different levels. The brilliant greens of spring and the warm colours of autumn are succeeded by the chromatic palette of the forest, with the addition of an incredible explosion of the colours of the wild flowers in the summer. Man has contributed to nature by introducing numerous cultivations such as lavender and sunflowers.
The higher settlements of the Ligurian and Provencal hinterland
are closely built up around a castle for defence reasons. One can still
find some of these authentic medieval villages, with their picturesque
labyrinth of narrow lanes, covered passages, steps and squares, overlooked
by the antique stone houses of harmonious architecture from another era,
which create impressive corners of inimitable charm.