10.09 / 10.12.2011

Estasi Urbane is a project that involves a peculiar perception of urban space. The hermeneutic approach is directed towards a state of bliss, a mystic elevation of body and mind in contrast with our cities’ predestined rationalism. It is an attitude that privileges a vision as opposed to a look, an extemporaneus epiphany as opposed to a perspective and well founded gaze. The free and organic shape of a movement is able to trasform itself in an ephemeral and vanishing performance.
An urban rapture is like taking the moment where the unexpected and the incoherent are present, predominating on the rigidity and sterility of normality.

Text by Devis Venturelli

Devis Venturelli - Estasi Urbane

Devis Venturelli - Estasi Urbane


Born 1974 in Faenza (IT).
Lives and works in Milan (IT).

Website: Devis Venturelli on Vimeo

Devis Venturelli - Estasi Urbane

Devis Venturelli - Estasi Urbane

On Screening:
Continuum (dvd, 6', 2008)
Superfici Fonetiche (dvd, 3', 2009)
Estasi Urbane (dvd, 4', 2010)

Selected Films:
Playtime (Jacques Tati 1968)
Medea (Pier Paolo Pasolini 1969)
In the mood for love (Wong Kar Wai 2000)


Curated by Marco Nember.
Developed in collaboration with
the Italian Institute of Culture in
Amsterdam between May 2009
and September 2013.