Casting for “La Discoteca”
A workshop by Jacopo Miliani
Ph: Sara Scanderbech
Casting place for Jacopo Miliani’s film La Discoteca (The Nightclub). During the workshop, we will try different possibilities to stage a futuristic nightclub. Since this is a preliminary study for the production of a film, we will be able to find the possible main characters for this production.
Free participation up to a maximum of 16 people, between 18 and 40 years old.
To participate please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in which you are asked to attach a photo and a short presentation of yourself.
In a dystopian future, nightclubs have lost their function as a meeting place and have become places where interpersonal intimacy is controlled. In this context, the visual artist Jacopo Miliani gives birth to his first feature film entitled La Discoteca (The nightclub): an oral (and visual) story about dances and bodies that animate the Italian clubbing scene of the 80s and 90s. This scene is presented as a place where exchange, transformation, and love relationships are possible with a strong political and social potential. A film in-between fiction and a documentary where the nightclub becomes a love chamber where people enter two at a time to perform a strictly controlled sexual act. During the Gender Bender Festival, the artist explores for the first time the possibilities of this creation during a public meeting and a workshop thinking about the creation of the film, which will be presented at the Gender Bender 2021 Festival.
Jacopo Miliani is an Italian visual artist. He studied Art, Music and Entertainment Disciplines (Dams) at the University of Bologna and at the Central Saint Martins College of Art in London. His work is based on interdisciplinary research that involves artistic practices such as installations, videos, performances, collages and photography. Miliani has among others exhibited at the MADRE museum in Naples, at the CAC in Vilnius and at the Villa Croce Museum in Genoa. The artist is also the founder of the OuUnPo group, a network of artists, curators and researchers who work using workshops, meetings and seminars to encourage cultural exchange and sharing.