Sunday, October 6, 2019

A living tree means a living planet


 "A living tree means a living planet" is a collective international documentary conceived and directed by Khalid Mokadmine, a young filmmaker from Rabat. In April he reached me out online inviting me to contribute with a one minute video to his ongoing project about the relationship between humans and trees.

He had already invited several filmmakers from all over the world, each one representing a different country by telling a different visual story, and he still wasn't able to find a director from Italy available to shoot his own segment. As soon as he discovered I'm also a painter, he proposed me to figure out a way to feature one of my painting in my video. Trees have provided humans with the primary means of survival, therefore I thought it was essential to show how they can still be a precious "motherly" source of life for my own creations and (hopefully) the spirit of the humans inhabiting my country.

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