Il capo

3 minutes

Quarrying massive blocks of marble takes huge machines – and precise gestures

In the Apuan Alps of northern Tuscany in Italy, ‘Il Capo’ or the chief directs the processes of extraction at a quarry for Carrara marble. In this short version of the 15-minute film Il Capo by the celebrated Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani, the quarry becomes an otherworldly realm in which to explore the interplay between man, machine and nature – all bound together by an unusual language of delicate gesture and brute force.

Director: Yuri Ancarani

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