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CAROLINE POGGI AND JONATHAN VINEL
BÉBÉ COLÈRE

Fondazione Prada

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Fondazione Prada presents Bébé Colère by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, the sixth video essay of “Finite Rants” series, on its website and the YouTube channel of the project from 20 November 2020. Initiated in June 2020, the online project “Finite Rants”, curated by Luigi Alberto Cippini and Niccolò Gravina, comprises 8 visual essays commissioned by Fondazione Prada to filmmakers, artists, intellectuals and scholars.

The visual contributions featured in “Finite Rants” analyze social, political and cultural issues that have emerged in our present time and are normally addressed by the media with a documentary approach. Through the creation, editing and post-production of raw, heterogeneous and diverse images and visual materials, the authors are able to express personal visions and poetics that involve the viewer in an active and reflective role. Bébé Colère (2020) is the latest investigation by French directors Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel of media structures in contemporary cinema.

Animation based routines and easy-portraiture of desolation are strategically organized as a grim Dark Toon. The advent of CGI imaging technologies directly flooded traditional filmmaking out of blockbuster revenues provided by studios animation productions, diluting purely digitally- achieved fantasies and transforming them in a chemically induced perfection filter applied to almost everything. With Fantasmagorie (1908) Èmile Cohl introduced animation as a wandering initiative, in which space browsing and encountering objects were the main task a protagonist was subject to. An innocuous stylized man that preceded, and in a way determined, pre-rendering structures of animated characters.

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Bébé Colère, 2020, Video Still. Courtesy Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, Fondazione Prada 
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Bébé Colère, 2020, Video Still. Courtesy Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, Fondazione Prada 
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Bébé Colère, 2020, Video Still. Courtesy Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, Fondazione Prada 
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Bébé Colère, 2020, Video Still. Courtesy Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, Fondazione Prada 
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Bébé Colère, 2020, Video Still. Courtesy Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, Fondazione Prada 

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