Animation Film 2020

Carceri d’Invenzione di G-Battista Piranesi, Architetto Veneziano
The work was produced and created by artists Grégoire Dupond (Film) and Teho Teardo (Music) for the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria (GNU) in Perugia, Italy, for an exhibition celebrating the 300th anniversary of Giambattista Piranesi birth. Oct 2020-Jan 2021. As a consequence of the pandemic of COVID-19, the exhibition has been scaled down to an online show.
“Piranesi Carceri d’Invenzione 300 anni” is a new work inspired by the film produced for Factum Arte and Fondazione Giorgio Cini in 2010. Great thanks to Fondazione Cini for the scans of their collection prints used to make this work.

The animation film will be uploaded to this page before or on October 4th 2020, for the 300th anniversary of Giambattista Piranesi birth.

A virtual animation of the 16 etchings from the Imaginary Prisons (Carceri d’Invenzione) by Giambattista Piranesi, 2020.
This series of 16 visionary images, originally etched by Piranesi when in his late 20’s, shows the workings of his imagination, merging his architectural ambitions with his obsessive interest in antiquity.

Working from the second state of each print, a complex 3D environment has been assembled creating the sensation that you are walking into and around these contradictory and visionary spaces.
The Carceri are the ‘prisons of Piranesi’s imagination’.
“Watching Grégoire Dupond’s animation is literally like entering Piranesi’s mind.” 

2020 – Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia, Italy, exhibition Oct 2020 Jan 2021 – delayed, online only

The work can be licensed for public presentations and display (exhibitions, festivals etc) as well as film and TV.