CORRADO LEVI MARRAKECH THEORIE (2006-2019)
Film by Alice Guareschi
In Corrado Levi Marrakech Theorie (2006-2019) we have a vicarious conversation with Torinese architect, artist and collector Corrado Levi in this documentary shot inside his sculpture-house in Marrakech in march 2006. It is a short autobiography that weaves fragments of his personal story with reflections on art, architecture, political commitment, classical music and writing.
The voice-over of literary critic and essayist Liliana Rampello accompanies this free and eclectic wandering of the mind with precise questions and quick contextualisations. The conversation as a creative opportunity for exchange and reflection becomes the breathing center of the film.
Throughout the film Levi’s voice is enveloped and intersected by images of the city and its daily life, the paintings by artists from Essaouira, and the rooms of his home.
Corrado Levi is an architect, artist and writer. Born in Turin in 1936, he graduated with Carlo Mollino and was a pupil of Franco Albini. He was a professor of Architectural Composition at the Politecnico of Milan and at the Faculty of Architecture in Milan. He lives between Milan and Marrakech.
Alice Guareschi was born in Parma in 1976. She is a visual artist and filmmaker who articulates her research between video, writing and the creation of sculptures. She teaches project writing at the IED in Milan. She has exhibited in various public and private institutions, including: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin; PAC, Milan; MAMbo, Bologna; GAMeC, Bergamo; Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris.