Giovanni C. Lorusso
Giovanni is a cinematographer and photographer working between Paris, Johannesburg and Melbourne.
He has obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Rome 2003), a Masters in Literature
(Rome 2005), a Diploma of Screen and Media (Sydney 2006) and a Masters in Philosophy (London 2009).
Giovanni has been working in the past 10 years on several experimental, commercial, long and short form drama
projects around the entire world, aiming at combining his research in philosophy of language with new forms of cinematographic expressions
and collaborating with renown ﬁlmmakers such as Jean-Stephane Sauvaire and Amiel Courtin-Wilson.
His personal work has been screened over the world and he has been awarded several prizes, including seven ACS - Australian Cinematographers Society Awards for his documentary and commercial work; an
ATOM Award (2007) and a ATOM nomination for best experimental ﬁlm (2011), Best Short Film Award from the Sydney College of the Arts (2006) and several other recognitions and nominations including festivals.
Images exposing the hidden parts, scratching the pigmentation to reveal a used surface. Capturing, hunting what is left from the light and holding onto it, making it observable, tangible and questionable. Images to uncover a figurative language, to be contextualised in arbitrary ways. Signs through shadows. Embedded in the shadows, waiting to be revealed and manifested. Shadows to antagonise the dark, holding only onto what suffices to impress the negative and the mind.
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