Making Lives

Making Lives

Multiple Installations, colour, live action & animation, 2010

'Making Lives' is an 11 minute motion graphics piece created for the Museo Italiano. The piece was animated by Darren Richmond with a score by Patrick Robertson and sound design by Emma Bortignon. Using the archives of the Italian Historical Institute, the piece creates a fluid impression of the history of Italian migration to Melbourne through a complex and poetic interlayering of photographic fragments and documents and objects from the last 150 years.

As well as two smaller video pieces focusing on the emergence of innovative theatre and music within the Italian community in the 80s, and an showcase of Giorgio Mangiamele's little known film 'The Spag', Daybreak also worked with Naomi Bishops and Richard Raber of Traces Films to edit together an installation displayed on 3 vast screens in the Museum's front window that interweaves moments of family life captured on Super8 over the last 4 decades.

The museum curated and produced by Deborah Rechter and Jennifer Klempfner will be a permanent place for the community to celebrate it's divergent history. It is located at 179 Faraday St, Carlton. More info can be found here.

Director - Rhys Graham
Producer - Andrea DiStefano & Rhys Graham
Animation/Design - Darren Richmond
Composer - Patrick Robertson
Sound Design - Emma Bortignon



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