Filmed on location in Naples, Italy, We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura was produced and directed by Annalaura di Luggo in collaboration with production supervisor and creative consultant Stanley Isaacs, and is an inspirational story of creativity, second chances and new beginnings. The documentary feature depicts Annalaura’s journey as she undertakes her most artistic challenge, creating Collòculi, an immersive, multi-media, interactive art installation constructed in the shape of a Giant Eye made of recycled aluminum, symbolizing environmental rebirth and recycling. She incorporates her artistic visualization of the lives of four young people who, in their own way, found a spiritual path out of the darkness into the light and reclaimed their self-esteem and found new value in life. We Are Art Trough the Eyes of Annalaura explores the artist’s unique creative process which began with her interviewing dozens of young adults. They shared their personal accounts of overcoming adversities such as bullying, racial discrimination, blindness, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual discrimination and crime. Annalaura then chose four protagonists. Through her expressive interpretations, their intimate revelations were transformed, blending their stories with the language of photography, digital video art, sound design, sensory interaction and experimental cinema. Once completed, the narrative was integrated into the Giant Eye and projected through the pupil, allowing the viewer in the gallery, through virtual technology, to interact and become part of the installation. Thus, with each individual viewing, Colloculi undergoes transformation as the art, and its protagonists and the viewer reflect as one… We Are Art.
We Are Art Through the Eyes of Annalaura, is an inspirational story of creativity, second chances and new beginnings.
The film obtained the support of the Italian Minister of Culture (MiC), of the Campania Region Film Commission, of the Banco di Napoli Foundation and of Luca de Magistris Private Banker Fideuram.
Inclusion of Minorities
The artistic crew consisted of 7 females - including 4 blind young women, a young woman with Down syndrome and a young woman with alcohol addiction - one transgender young adult, a young man with autism, a young man in a wheelchair, a black immigrant from Africa and four individuals with past criminal records. The majority of the Technical Staff was female and included a female translator who is blind and a post production team made by one Hispanic and one Indian female. The crew also included a costume consultant, a set designer and a runner who were LGBT.
On and off the set the production included a Psychologist and a Cardiologist and a Nurse to insure the health and safety of the cast and of the crew.
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
Annalaura di Luggo
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Paky Di Maio
Annalaura di Luggo and Paky Di Maio
Annalaura di Luggo, Giuseppe
Amabile, Larissa De Maio, Youssouf Kone, Noemi Marano, Stanley Isaacs, Gabriele Perretta
Annalaura di Luggo, Giuseppe
ITALIAN ENGLISH SUBTITLES
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
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