VERTICAL CONQUESTS a documentary by Rosa Chiara Scaglione
Vertical Conquests is a unique documentary shot in English, French and Italian (77’ and 52’ versions). It’s a journey from the street to the most important contemporary art museums made by the new, young avanguard generation of street artists. The characters, all filmed in Italy, are among some of the most young and influential International street art participants from all over the world. It is a spectacular cinematographic documentary never seen before on street art. Vertical Conquests shows an intimate portrait of this young world famous generation of street artists. Artists are followed and filmed while at work on their astonishing walls and particular surfaces. The spectator enters the street art scene from the front door, as artists show them their intimate artistic scope, through their life considerations and artistic research. This intimate vision is combined with a narrative prospective, as the documentary is also a journey. The main characters are seen working at their own pace at night and during the day in Rome, choosing freely on how to bring their art to the streets, which is purely known as Street Art; then, they move on to very big walls, for what is better known as Public Art, in an international festival in the small beach town of Gaeta, until finally, we meet them aging working in a Contemporary Art Museum in Spoleto, where the documentary thesis unfolds: Street Art is a pure form of Contemporary Art.
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