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Gianfranco Foschino

La espera
10'5'' 2009

Santiago, 1983
Foschino’s work, by choosing to film in one long take, at a long shot distance, provokes a particular kind of narrative and requires a specific approach of the viewer towards his films. Foschino forces his audience to stare at the frame and discover what lies inside of it without the hegemonic control of narrative, but with the freedom of their own eyes. However, it is a conscious strategy; therefore, a partial freedom. Regard continues to be directed. The long take not only requires and active spectator, it produces a new relation between character, landscape and author. As the individual subject is displaced from the character to the landscape, and the first one’s identity is assumed in the heart of the second one, they both form a dialogue as part as a whole. These views are part of an epistemological strategy: from time suspension we are forced to contemplation as a source of knowledge.

SOLO exhibitions. 2010 - ALMOST ROMANTIC curated by Christopher Eamon. I-20 Gallery. New York. USA. GROUP exhibitions. 2011 – BETWEEN ALWAYS AND NEVER curated by Alfons Hug. IILA Pavilion. 54th Venice Biennale. Venezia. Italy. 2011 - ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY represented by I -20 Gallery / NYC. Los Angeles. USA. 2011 - A CARTA DA JAMAICA curated by Alfons Hug & Paz Guevara. Oi Futuro. Belo Horizonte. Brazil. 2010 - WATER curated by Marcello Dantas. OCA Auditorium. Sao Paulo. Brazil. 2010 - LESS TIME THAN SPACE curated by Alfons Hug & Paz Guevara. National Museum of Fine Arts. Santiago. Chile. 2010 - LOCAL TRANSCRIPTION curated by Rodolfo Andaur. Astoreca Palace. Iquique. Chile. 2010 – ARTISSIMA17 represented by González y González Gallery / Santiago. Torino. Italy. 2010 - TEMPEST curated by Alfons Hug. Goethe Gallery. Hong Kong. China. 2010 - 6th ARBO represented by AB Projects / Toronto. Bogotá. Colombia. 2010 - IN THE MOOD FOR TODAY curated by Macu Moran. This is a Square / HUB / BDLL. Madrid. Spain. Big Screen Project. New York. USA. 2010 – 17th SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA BIENNALE curated by Cecilia Baya Botti & Roberto Varcárcel. Contemporary Art Museum. Santa Cruz. Bolivia. 2010 - LESS TIME THAN SPACE curated by Alfons Hug & Paz Guevara. Antioquia Museum. Medellin. Colombia. 2010 - A CARTA DA JAMAICA curated by Alfons Hug & Paz Guevara. Oi Futuro. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. 2010 - VACCINE curated by Victor Hugo Bravo & Daniel Reyes León. Wschodnia Gallery. Lodz. Poland. 2010 - TO THE ELEMENTS! curated by Alfons Hug. Wyoming Building. New York. USA. 2010 - LESS TIME THAN SPACE curated by Alfons Hug & Paz Guevara. Palais de Glace. Buenos Aires. Argentina. 2009 - OPEN ACADEMY curated by Melania Lynch. Contemporary Art Museum (MAC). Santiago. Chile. FILM & VIDEO Festivals. 2010 – BARBIE. 12th Festival des Cinemas Differents. Paris. France. 2010 – LA ESPERA, BARBIE, LA FENETRE. 11th Alucine. Toronto. Canada. 2010 – LA ESPERA. 14th Jihlava DFF. Jihlava. Czech Republic. 2010 - LA ESPERA. 17th Valdivia Film Festival. Valdivia. Chile. 2010 - LA ESPERA. 7th Exis. Seoul. South Korea. 2010 - HOME. 3rd Videoholica. Varna. Bulgaria. 2010 - HOME. 23rd Images Festival. Toronto. Canada. 2010 - HOME, BARBIE & LA FENETRE. 7th Les Inattendus. Lyon. France. 2009 - LA ESPERA. 6th Cinema Itineraires. Brussels. Belgium. 2009 - HOME. 9th Juan Downey Contest. Santiago. Chile. ONLINE Screenings. 2011 – VIP ART FAIR represented by González y Gonzáles Gallery / Santiago. 2010 – HOME. STILL MOVING curated by Pedro Torres / 2009 - HOME. 4th International Streaming Festival / PRESENTATIONS. 2010 – VIDEO IS THE ONLY CONSTANT. London. UK. 2010 – GYEONGGI CREATION CENTER. Seongam Island. South Korea. 2010 – YONSEI UNIVERSITY. Seoul. South Korea. 2010 – ELLIE EPP´S EMBODIMENT STUDIES LECTURE. Vermont. USA. 2010 – ART´S COMPLEX VIDEO LAB. Edinburgh. UK. 2010 – NEW CANAAN HIGH SCHOOL. Connecticut. USA. 2009 – PATRICIO GUZMAN´S DOCUMENTARY FILM SEMINAR. Santiago. Chile. PUBLICATIONS: 2010 – GIANFRANCO FOSCHINO. Edition 29 “The New”. USA. 2009 – PORTFOLIO. Tapiz Magazine #7. Chile. 2008 – THRESHOLDS. Xplora Magazine #24. Chile. 2007 - FACES. Xplora Magazine #16. Chile.

2010 - DIRAC. Chilean Department of Foreign Affairs.