Monday, 27 February 2012

Last Saturday at Lightbox Venice

Great success for the Sony and Fabrica Nigh with Circuito Off at Lightbox Space, the audience loved the videos by Chelsea Mc Mullan

Here some pics:

From left to right:
Mara Sartore - Circuito Off
Maurizio de Palma - Sony
Chelsea Mc Mullan
Ries Traver - Fabrica

Chelsea Mc Mullan

Thursday, 16 February 2012


Circuito Off presents the 13th edition with Sony Ericsson and Fabrica
Saturday 25th February at 7 p.m.
Lightbox Space, Venice

Circuito Off is pleased to present the “call for entries 2012” on Saturday 25th February 2012 at 7 p.m. at Lightbox Space in Venice. 
The event will be a chance to experience the performances provided by the new series of mobile phones Xperia by Sony and the talent of Fabrica’s new crew. Sony Ericsson and Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research centre, represent the spirit of the festival which has always been willing to discover new creative people ready to face the challenge of new genres and new media.

The night will be an occasion to talk about “video in the age of mobile” with Maurizio de Palma Marketing Director of Sony Ericsson, Ries Straver Head of Fabrica’s Video Department, Mara Sartore Director of Circuito Off and Chelsea McMullan resident video maker at Fabrica.

For the occasion Lightbox Space will be transformed into a “movie theatre” in which two special shows will be shown on screen: the first video selection from Sony Ericsson Mobile Festival (, the contest for mobile phones shot short movies and video clips made in collaboration with Userfarm – the international network of video makers – and a retrospective of Fabrica’s videos ( including creative short movies, social campaigns, documentaries such as Alex Healey’s “Unique Trades” a collection of short documentaries about obsessions and disappearing crafts.

The partnership between Circuito Off, Sony Ericsson and Fabrica will be put into action in Chelsea McMullan’s video trailer of the next edition that the video maker will shoot with the new Sony Xperia S mobile.

Chelsea McMullan, resident video maker in Fabrica, was chosen by Circuito Off to boost the new edition of the festival taking place in Venice Lido from 29th August to 1st September 2012 with a renewed artistic soul devoted to cutting edge video production and new technologies.

Chelsea McMullan’s videography, produced by Fabric, a was mentioned and praised by Nowness, Digital Dazed and Vogue Italia. The resident video maker participated to most of the major international festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival, The New York Photography Festival. Her latest documentary “Deragliamenti”, produced by Fabrica,  has been recently nominee at the Genie Award, Canada’s highest acknowledgement for cinema and its trailer will be screened on Video In The Age of Mobile night.

By invitation only.

Spazio Lightbox
Strada Nuova (Ca' d'Oro stop)
Cannaregio 3831

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T. +39 347 55 80 839

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Mekong Delta video by Ken Matsubara

"I shot this image at the muddy river in the area of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. I had image of the children floating up stream in the river just like a rising up to heaven. 
The river brought nutrition from mother earth with muddy water. The big and calm stream shows us strong power as the father and tenderness as the mother. The water always has both sides of the coin, the fear and the tenderness". Ken Matsubara

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Pics from setting and opening

The opening of Ken Matsubara exhibition in Venice was a great success, among the guest there where also the famous artist Fabrizio Plessi and Bernanrdì Roig, and many friends from all over Europe.
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Monday, 24 October 2011

Ken Matsubara Opening October 27 at 6.30 pm

We are glad to invite you at the opening of the exhibition

Ken Matsubara
Winter Dreams, The Story of Water
Spazio Lightbox
Thursday 27th of October
6.30 pm

The exhibition in produced in collaboration with:
MA2Gallery, Tokio

Download the exhibition catalogue:

Please book your private visit to the exhibition by calling:
+39 393 9635253 or +39 041 2411265

Spazio Lightbox, Cannaregio 3831, 30121 Venice T. +39 041 2411265

Friday, 14 October 2011


We are different age, different culture, but we can share with others. 
Here are some images which are left behind in disaster area. 
Overlapped each memory, we human being needs them.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The story of our encounter

Lightbox Space opens on October 27, 2011 with the Italian first exhibition by Japanese artist Ken Matsubara.

Sometimes meeting someone is the result of a concatenation of causes and effects which seem to suggest us that, after all, everything has already be written.
When we first met Ken Matsubara in Volta, during Art Basel in June, his work seemed perfect to us to represent the journey that Lightbox decided to start in its own space in Venice. Ken was excited about our invitation and he immediately began to prepare the exhibition.
Ken Matsubara is well-known in Japan and the U.S. for his work fed by images related to the many faces of both personal and collective memories.
The photographs and video clips used in his installations seem to resurface from a recent past or a familiar remembrance, emerging from an old garret full of memories.
Ken revitalizes these images in his works, making them an active part in the building of a present time. His installations stand out and never leave us indifferent, because they touch the strings of our collective
In this very special year for Japan, struck by the recent tsunami, the memory faces that emerge from water, specifically made for Lightbox in Vietnam, take on even more emotive and emotional sense and lyrically tie themselves with the inexorable fate of Venice.
The sense of vertigo of a world on the brink of apocalypse creates a deep disorientation. Therefore, memory plays a fundamental role.
The story of our origins helps us to find our place in the world. The images of past concur to slowly focus a possible present identity; they guide us in this effort, after identifying and then connecting the
dots of a dematerialized world.
Ken Matsubara’s boxes carry both the loss and the rediscovery of a “Self” in constant search of its sense. Many moving images, such as the smoke clouds in the series Winter Dream - Cloud, appear as excerpts from a world of dreams. Dreams are also other traces of our history, echoes of other lives lived by fragments of ourselves.
Therefore, in Ken Matsubara’s works we can find tracks to try to make sense of the fate of the world, of the History that unites all people on Earth who are united by a common fate, under the same sky, flooded by the same waves.

Mara Sartore
Venice, September 28, 2011

If you are interested in the exhibition catalogue, please download your copy at this link: "Ken at Lightbox catalogue"

Italian version "Ken a Lightbox catalogo"