Among Spiritual Guards

The film traces a path through Jan Fabre’s exhibition Spiritual Guards. He is one of the most prolific and provocative contempo­rary artists of the past 30 years. The exhibition opened in Florence in 2016: Fabre’s sculptures were exhibited around the city’s central square, in a fortress and a historical palace. Supported by the words of the artist alongside a raft of curators, the camera moves between these artworks, integrated as they have been into the Renaissance
atmo­sphere of Dante’s city. Quotes from a diary kept by a youthful Fabre punctuate the film, establishing a dialogue between past and present, between art and utopia.

2016 – 27’ ­

direction and editing Giulio Boato
music Lorenzo Danesin
Cinematography Stephan Pinot

producer Gildas le Roux
production La Compagnie des Indes (France)