Sunday, November 5, 2006

War Archives

OH, UOMO! by Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in Association with SF Camerawork

Lauded at Cannes, the finale of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s World War One trilogy examines the effect of warfare on the human body. Oh, Uomo! (Oh, Man!) is the fruit of the artists’ extensive research in historical and medical film archives. While the visceral images of shattered but living bodies, as well science’s attempts to repair and document them, orginate in the aftermath of the first “modern” war, they speak clamorously about the wars being waged with even more technological ferocity today. With Transparencies, a peek at more mutilated cinematic treasures.