Documentary, Architecture, Art, Environmental
La Nave Four enormous apartment buildings in Naples, Italy seem to determine the lives of its inhabitants.
Designed by architect Franz di Salvo in 1962, the original ideological principles meant to enhance social cohesion, were abandoned completely when construction started in 1975.
Poor quality construction materials were used, the design altered and a total lack of infrastructure and services transformed the imagined utopia into a dystopian failure.
Eversince, the Vele in Scampia have been synonymous with illegality, drugs, crime and murder.
Hans Wilschut's documentary debut is a story about people trying to regain control of their own lives.
SCRIPT: Hans Wilschut, PHOTOGRAPHY: Hans Wilschut, Gilles Frenken, ART: Hans Wilschut, EDITING: Marco di Stefanis, SOUND: Henk Jelle de Groot, ANIMATION: none, MUSIC: Johan Hendrikse, CASTING: Mirella la Magna, Antonio Mastocinque, Davide Cerullo, SOUND EDITING: Henk Jelle De Groot, POST PRODUCTION: Laurent Fluttert
Selected: Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Milan Design Filmfestival, Awards: none
Hans Wilschut (18-10-1966, Ridderkerk), started out as a painter at Art Academy. Soon he traded the brush for lens-based media and has since become an art- photographer. He published several books on urban themes and exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world. I would like to label my work as archeology 'avant la lettre'. What I do is some kind of visual excavation. I record elusive life while emphasising the decor of the great theatre-play of life and the artefacts that belong to it.
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