Glass and Bones

France | 2017 | 27 min
French, English | Subtitles in English
Author: Giulio Boato
Cinematography: Giulio Boato
Cast: Carlotta Pircher
Editing: Giulio Boato
Music: Lorenzo Danesin
Voice: Juliette Fabre


North American Premiere

This short film proposes an oneiric voyage through the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice, where we visit the Glass and Bone Sculptures 1977-2017 exhibit by Jan Fabre. Spectator Zero enters a deserted abbey at the heart of Venice, where she discovers sculptures and installations made from only two types of materials: glass and bone. Through her gaze, the spectators travel between death and metamorphosis, sharing the thoughts of one of the most influential artists of the last decades, for whom art, science, and religion are interwoven : Jan Fabre.


Giulio Boato

Born in Venice, Giulio Boato is a filmmaker, stage director, and university researcher. In 2014, he directed his first documentary, awarded as Best Film on Art at the Conversazioni Video festival, Rome. He divides his career between cinema and theatre, working with several artistic companies, including DOYOUDaDA that he co-founded.
Filmography | Theatron (2017) ; Among Spiritual Guards (2016) ; Surrender (2016) ; Jan Fabre. Beyond the Artist (2015).

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Screenings playing this movie

Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais / Canadian Centre for Architecture – Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Screening # 37
Glass and Bones
FIFA Special Screenings

Glass and Bones

France | 27 min | 2017

French, English | Subtitles in English