Anne de Carbuccia, artist and filmmaker from New York, United States. Photography © A. de Carbuccia
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
People often call me “an environmental artist”. Over the last eight years I have been documenting our planet showing, with my photography, installations and sculptures, what we have, what we are about to lose and what we have already lost.
Before that I worked a lot with video art installations. Recently I have started to go back to that medium to create a bridge between my images and the stories behind them.
2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?
I am very interested in remote museums like Lumen Museum or Naoshima and Teshima, the Japanese art islands. I like the idea of a museum becoming the destination of a journey. Whenever I get a chance I go to reenergize myself at the Musée Rodin in Paris.
I love the equilibrium between the indoor an outdoor space. And also a new museum PART – Palazzi dell’Arte Rimini in Italy, which just opened and combines a large contemporary art collection within a unique 14th century palace. One of my pieces is included in their permanent collection.
3.How important are social networks in your business? And which platform do you prefer and why.
I mainly use Instagram as an on-line live journal of the places I have been to and what I have seen and experienced there. It’s been really helpful to show that most of my work is done in situ and not in a studio. Marking the time and the place adds to the narrative. Posting my art on line also connects me to a younger public which I find very important.
4.What are your future projects?
I am in the process of editing a feature documentary: One Planet One Future, which is an artist’s perspective on the Anthopocene, this new era we are living in. It should be coming out in 2021.
I have started working on a new series of installations made of key words to be placed outdoors or in large public displays. The first one will be installed in the neighborhood of Lambrate, Milano, in October 2020 and I am preparing a large exhibition in Palermo, covid-19 permitting, for the summer of 2021.
5.To create greater engagement among museums, artists and professionals, do you have any advice for cultural projects such as #MuseumWeek?
I really like the idea of using community based social media as a power for good. #MuseumWeek could also help to organize cultural direct action events outdoors. In this era of post covid-19, where our life styles are changing, bringing art and cultural expression to the streets seems very important to me. Museums could also partially move into public spaces. Cultural and artistic experiences shared on a larger scale can reunite us and create a better athmosphere in our cities.
Interview by Fabio Pariante, journalist
Anne de Carbuccia (New York, 1968) is a French-American artist and filmmaker, graduated in anthropology and art history at Columbia University, where she developed the concept of Anthropocene: the human being as a geological force.
To develop her work based on the relationship between man and environment, after her studies she became a citizen of the world, traveling all over the world, and among her most important works is “One Planet One Future” launched in 2013. The project documents with wonderful photographs and videos, the environmental problems caused by man, in particular in those already fragile environments and in those cultures that have almost disappeared, including nature and animals.
To raise public awareness, de Carbuccia established the “Time Shrine Foundation” in the United States and the “One Planet One Future Association” in Italy and New York. The artist has exhibited in Moscow, Florence, Napoli, Montecarlo, New York, London, Palermo, among other places, and presented her first short film “One Ocean”, at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, with the music by Ludovico Einaudi.
She is currently working on a documentary on the challenges of the “Anthropocene” which will be released in 2021. Anne de Carbuccia lives and works between New York and Milan.