Biography

Giulio Boato (Venice, 1988) studied visual and performing arts at the University of Venice, Bologna, Bordeaux and Paris3, and now lives between Italy and France, depending on the performances he stages and films he directs.

 

In 2012 he made his first video-art works (awarded in several Italian festivals), together with composer and sound designer Lorenzo Danesin. Since then, they go working together. In 2013 they founded the theatre collective DOYOUDaDA together with actress and cellist Juliette Fabre. Their research is evolving through time, mixing live presence, soundscapes and video installations. In making theatre, they also collaborated with performer Pietro Quadrino (L’uomo rivoltato, Jungle Dream).

 

In 2015 Giulio makes his first documentary film about Jan Fabre, awarded as Best art documentary in Rome (Conversazioni video, 2015). He goes on collaborating with Fabre, co-directeding the TV live broadcast of his 24-hour long theatre play Mount Olympus (2017) and making two short films about his Italian exhibitions: Among Spiritual Guards (Florence, 2016) and Glass and Bones (Venice Biennale, 2017, awarded as Best short documentary in Master of Arts Film Festival, Los Angeles).

He edited the film Surrender directed by Phil Griffin, about Mount Olympus creation process. He continued the collaboration with Griffin and Fabre editing the video installation Not Once., featuring ballet star Michail Barysnikov.

 

In 2018, he presented at the Segal Center in New York the film THEATRON | Romeo Castellucci, screened in Italian première at Biografilm Festival and awarded as Best feature documentary in London (New Renaissance Film Festival) and Best film on performance in Fine Arts Film Festival (Los Angeles, 2019).

 

In 2019 he released a film about the Japanese media artist Shiro Takatani (former member of Dumb Type), selected in competition at FIFA International Art Film Festival 2019 (Montreal) and screened in Italian première at RomaEuropa Festival 2019. The same festival hosted his film Rivale, a cinematographic work between film and opera, based on the music by Italian contemporary composer Lucia Ronchetti.

 

Together with Lorenzo Danesin, he directed L’uomo che cammina – The walking man, an immersive video-installation based on a landscape performance by DOM- (Leonardo Delogu and Valerio Sirna), selected in competition at FIFA 2020.

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