Do you imagine being surrounded by famous Italian movie stars? Visitors of the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival discovered an installation that highlighted the wonders and delights of Italian cinema. This immersive multimedia installation, located inside the Italian Pavilion, celebrates Italian cinema with a multimedia installation entitled The Mirror of Our Nature - The Brilliant Side of Us.
Coordinated by Luce - Cinecittà in collaboration with Anica and with the support of the Direzione Generale Cinema, Ministerio dello Sviluppo Economico and the Italian Institute of Foreign Trade, the creators of this dreamlike landscape were, the artistic collective None. The installation calls attention to 'typical Italian features' such us gestures and expressiveness through the protagonists of Italian cinema: from Totò, Alberto Sordi, Anna Magnani, Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio Gassman, Roberto Benigni to new personalities like Antonio Albanese and Luca Marinelli.
None has composed the mirrored scenography using 120 square meters of parametric mesh coated in mylar the most reflective, mirroring material that exists and is supported by a structure made of 704 wooden bars and 264 knots. The entrance of the pavilion is wrapped in light mylar wrinkled sheets, a shiny and reflective layer of 1.000 meters.
The installation generates an iridiscent landscape as if it is the core of a crystalline structure. In this notable chaos, the viewer reflects himself in the shimmering shades of the surface, while getting fascinated by defragmented images: faces, hands, and smirks of Italian actors. There are scattered in a helicoidal vortex of suspended led screens which in perspective, finally combine in a singles image.