Mana Contemporary presents:
LADY M 5.1
A short film directed by Mariano Baino, starring Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. Accompanied by an installation designed by Baino & Cataldi-Tassoni. Curated by Filippo Brunamonti.
On View March 20–24, 2017, from 10AM—5PM; and
March 25, 5PM–10PM at the Mana Theater located on the first floor.
Screening and Q&A with the artists: Last Saturdays,
March 25, 2017, from 7PM–10PM.
LADY M 5.1 is a screen adaptation of Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth—Act 5, Scene 1—in which Lady Macbeth, after inciting her husband into committing regicide, is destined to relive her most tragic moment in a never-ending loop, under the watchful gaze of a new bio-mechanical lifeform. The installation depicts a parallel universe, where the audience can witness, among the shadows and sounds, the alternative dimension in which Lady Macbeth is now destined to dwell.
About Mariano Baino
Mariano Baino has been hailed as “one of the major torchbearers of expressionistic genre cinema” by Montreal’s FantAsia Film Festival, where his feature film, Dark Waters, won the Prix Du Public. He is also a multimedia artist, exhibiting work internationally, including at the Hall of the Leprosarium in Naples, Italy, the Savoy Multiplex in Rome, and the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn. He resides in New York. For more information, visit www.marianobaino.com.
About Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
Cataldi-Tassoni, a native New Yorker, is an award-winning actress and multimedia artist. She spent her formative years in Italy, where she appeared in numerous films (Phantom of the Opera, Mother of Tears) directed by legendary European masters such as Dario Argento and Pupi Avati, to name a few. She returned to the U.S. on a scholarship offer from The Second City’s famous Training Center for Improvisation in Chicago. Next, she will be starring as Astrid in the feature film Astrid’s Saints, which she co-wrote and is producing with Mariano Baino. She resides in New York City. For more information, visit www.coralina.net.
About Filippo Brunamonti
Brunamonti is a reporter and U.S. correspondent working for an Itallian newspaper, La Repubblica. He has worked at RAI Corporation in New York as a producer (Tg1). He also focuses on culture, finance, and human rights for L’Espresso, Il Sole 24 Ore, Wired, and the Huffington Post (Italy, U.S., France). He published the epistolary novel, Il primo latte (Acquaviva Edizioni), illustrated by Mauro Cicaré, and a collection of essays, Coralina: Life is Art/Art is Life, housed at New Yorks Public Library for the Performing Arts. The Consul General of Italy in the U.S. chose him as one of the most influential new Italian journalists of New York.
Written for the Screen & Directed by
Based upon Act 5 Scene 1 of MACBETH by
MARIANO BAINO & CORALINA CATALDI-TASSONI
Director of Photography
Hair & Make-up
Creature Design, Visual Effects, Animations
Sound Recordist/Boom Operator
Sound Design/Sound Editing
Additional Sound Editing
On set photographer
Assistant Sound Mixer
Theme song "The Thane of Fife"
Written and Performed by CORALINA CATALDI-TASSONI
Assistant Sound Editor
Fabrics Provided by
KASHI at METRO TEXTILE CORPORATION, New York City
STARR STREET STUDIOS Brooklyn, New York
ADORAMA, New York City
LVR DIGITAL, Rome Italy
In Loving Memory of Two Angels
WALTERINO & BOBOLINCK
KING ARTHUR of KEW GARDENS