Apr 16th 2015

“Nacelle” (2015, 35 mins, HD video)
“Resti” (2014,11 mins, HD video, with music composed by Fransisco Castillo Trigueros including a recorded performance by the ensemble Looptail)

Thursday, April 16 @ 7pm
Black Cinema House
7200 S. Kimbark
Chicago, IL 60637

Marco G. Ferrari, resident Film Fellow at Black Cinema House, will screen “Nacelle”, his newest film which is currently exhibited at Blanc Gallery through May 1st, and “Resti”, on display at Aspect/Ratio through April 17th. Screening to be followed by a Q&A with the artist.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating is limited, so we ask that attendees RSVP in advance. http://rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com/upcoming-programs/2015/4/16/nacelle


The word “nacelle” means the streamlined car of an aircraft—from the Latin navicella, meaning “a little ship.” In the film “Nacelle”, Ferrari traces an idea in formation and the complexities that arise within a contained space as a vessel travels from point to point, where a movement from thought to feeling is cycled through. The first part of a trilogy, “Nacelle” is about a fictional B-roll film crew stuck in the back of a moving truck that travels across five exterior Chicagoland locations: the Byron Nuclear Generating Station; a DeKalb Wind Turbine Farm; the Cook County Department of Corrections’ Division XI Facility; Lower Wacker Drive; and Miller Beach, Indiana. As the line producer, camera operator, soundman, driver and the locations interact, the fragility of their relationships is exposed, and a reaction is triggered. Sound and vision question, concept entangles, the environment informs, and desire drives the picture. http://southsideweekly.com/lost-places-in-film-and-life/

“Resti” is part of a series of pieces based on an ongoing collaboration between Ferrari and composer Francisco Castillo Trigueros. Ferrari on the video: “Throughout the years, as water levels dropped in Lake Michigan, a shipwreck off the Chicago lakefront was slowly revealed. I started to capture this object during the last winters, as the conditions around it changed. This is the start of a process to discover a story that has yet to be fully unearthed. Resti contains digital superimpositions as I push and pull the horizon line. The image seems fixed yet is in constant motion.” Ferrari’s documentary material (recorded during two winters), is reduced to a sequence of visual fragments. Castillo Trigueros’s austere progressions of sparse and diffused sound cling to the images like ice hanging from the ship’s skeleton; fragile, ephemeral.

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