Thursday, September 12, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019




For the third consecutive year, one of my cinematographic works has been selected by the Selva Nera Film Festival of Padua. After "EDOnism" and "Malorda" it's the turn of "Draw in", a rural psycho-thriller I've filmed at the end of last summer as one of my "multimedianic" indie productions, in competition in the shorts section. A few weeks ago, near the same location, representing Italy, I also shot the segment of an international collective documentary film conceived and edited by a young filmmaker from Rabat that will be unveiled within September. A proof that even in the most remote corner of the deep countryside it's impossible to escape from the manifold depths of Self.


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

AFANzine - Blade Runner

AFANzine - Art as told by AFAN Alessandro Fantini


Glows of humanity in the night of the future

 Written, edited and produced by AFAN Alessandro Fantini

Music inspired by the soundtrack of VANGELIS composed by AFAN Alessandro Fantini

  In a 2019 technologically different from that imagined by Ridley Scott and Philip K. Dick, AFAN analyzes that one described by the film that in 1982 was able, in its own way, to prophesy the loss of empathy and the hyperconnected replicants loneliness of the current future. Between video-magazine and documentary, informative program and video-art, in this series conceived and produced for the web, the multimedianic artist AFAN Alessandro Fantini browses the art currents and the artists who have contributed to its aesthetic training over the years, affecting the development of his personal multi-faceted approach to creativity.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

EmPathmos - the new AFAN's album

"Nowadays Empathy has become the most rare and endangered human ability. Just like John the Evangelist got the revelation he wrote down in the book of Apocalypse while exiled on the Patmos island, so I got the inspiration to compose an album about the "apocalyptic" skill of mutual feeling in the era of exile in the evergrowing island of online solitude. The supreme revelation will come when humans will feel each other again without talking, judging or reasoning. The supreme revelation will come when humans will FEEL again. Then the book of the Empath will start with the breeze of an eternal snap."




Composed, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by AFAN Alessandro Fantini

 Lyrics, vocals and sound effects by AFAN Alessandro Fantini

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Leonardo or the irreplaceable sequence

Although I find it stingy to establish hierarchies when it comes to Art, I would not hesitate to put the whole human and creative story of Leonardo da Vinci at the top of my "pantheon".

Indelible is the memory of that huge tome dedicated to his work I received as a Christmas present in 1986. It wasn’t  the paintings, drawings or codes written with specular handwriting, that immediately impressed me, but the superhuman effort, largely disregarded, that Leonardo had accomplished throughout his life in tracing his intimate cosmogony, made even more heroic and romantic by  the state of draft of many of his most ambitious visions.


Later, I was fascinated by how that sense of sublime incompleteness, which found an admirable representation in the use of chiaroscuro, was rooted in biographical experience, reverberating in the enigma of his sexual identity. It was especially in the morphological whims of his drawings of storms, anatomical sections, battles and caricatures that I identified the germ of what would become my passion for graphic fantasies and visual inventions so familiar even to the painting of Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel and William Kurelek. In the same period, I found that calligraphic wit and colour mastery in the illustrations soaked with fairy-tale realism dedicated to the life of the Gnomes by the Dutch Rien Poortvliet, an artist who should be counted among the greatest figurative artists of the twentieth century. It was along this path that I finally reached the reign of Freudian fetishes, delirious hyperrealism and atmospheric compressions by Salvador Dali, galvanized as well by Leonardo and Bosch in the gestation of his stylistic code. A deoxyribonucleic chain of which Leonardo will always remain the most irreplaceable and acid "sequence".