Interview by Chiara Prioietti
Remo, what was the Rome cinema panorama like in the years after the second world war?
The cinema in those years had the merit of attracting the Italian intelligentia to Rome. Luchino Visconti in fact came down from Milan, Michelangelo Antonioni from Ferrara, Mario Monicelli from Viareggio, Federico Fellini from Rimini. The choice to identify with the capital as also a new cinema capital did not happen by chance. Culture, the particular historic moment, formed an ideal reference point. And then there was Cinecittà, our Hollywood on the Tiber …
Meeting with the artist
When and how did you involve with art?
I remember when I was very young, my mother taught my brother and me how to paint dinosaurs in watercolor. It was incredibly exciting. Throughout my teens I would be playing music in bands or painting. Then after a brief flirtation with an academic university course (American Studies) I decided to study art. I have been studying art in London for six years which seems like a very long time.
My interest in art is constantly kept alive by the numerous students Iíve met during my many years of teaching at The Academy of Fine Arts; it has helped me to recognize the best.
Between painting and photography
I first met Bill Travis when I was working in the United States. Occupied with a design project,