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Yervant Gianikian
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Yervant Gianikian

Yervant Gianikian (Merano, Italy, 1942), who trained as an architect, has been working together with Angela Ricci Lucchi as filmmakers since the 1970s. Both live in Milan. Their productions are the result of a special treatment of old nitrate film material. Following extensive archival research, the chosen film fragments are subjected to coloring, a re-editing of the sequences, and changes in velocity. After these changes, the films offer a clearer insight into the leading interests of the artists: technicalization, fascism, colonialism, war, and forced migration.