Wallace Chan - The Art of Materials
Director: Martina Margauz Cozzi
Synopsis: The latest documentary by award-winning director Martina Margaux Cozzi is a visually stimulating portrait of Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary artist Wallace Chan. Established as one of the greatest jewellery designers in the world, Wallace Chan – The Art of Materials chronicles the artist’s debut into the world of sculpture fuelled by his desire to innovate. A tribute to creation itself, the film delves into Chan’s mind to uncover the intricate relationship between materials, time and space.
Bio: With more than ten years experience in the field of performing arts and creative storytelling in all its forms – from theatre to cinema and art exhibitions – Martina Margaux is a one-of-a-kind creative director and film director, specializing in cross-media and experiential projects. Her film Montreuil Story was awarded Best Creative Concept at Seattle Film Festival in 2017. In 2018, she artistically directed the first multisensory immersive experience Caravaggio – Beyond the Canvas, while her documentary art film Under The Skin about artist Anish Kapoor was released in 2020 winning numerous awards including Best Director at the Fine Arts Film Festival 2020, presented by Venice Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Best Documentary Short at New Renaissance Film Festival 2020. The film was praised and sponsored by the artist himself and is now in development as a feature film. She regularly collaborates as Creative Director with the group The Aimes, creating original art installations and compelling concepts for the art world. She is currently based between London and Milan.
Program: Color, Movement & Space – VAEFF 2021