Pneuma is the collaborative project-name of Italian visual artist and writer Francesca Ricci and Uruguayan musician and artist Gaston Gorga.
Francesca works in a variety of media, from drawing and painting to video, to collaborative experimental work involving visuals, text and sound. Gaston’s music influences are varied, including references to traditional milonga from his homeland, post punk, experimental, ambient and chanson.
Pneuma have performed live in London at Properganda at TheOthers and Bohemia Hackney. Their short experimental film Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar, part of Pneuma’s signature piece by the same name, has been selected for competition and screened in several international film festivals.
2019 | Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar: screening at Suburbinale Film Festival, Gross-Enzersdorf (Vienna), Austria
2018 | /string: Premiere screening at ‘At the Fair’ film nights, Art Walk Porty Festival, Portobello, Edinburgh
Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar: Official Selection Oniros Film Awards, monthly edition; Best Short Film Nominee, Move Me Productions Quarterly Online Film Festival Selection, Belgium.
2017 | Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar: screening at Exploding Cinema Event, The Horse Hospital, London
Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar: broadcast, Rounded Radio
Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar: semifinalist at Hollywood screenings
2016 | Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar: screening at Poetry Film Parallax Event, NES Skagastrond (North Iceland) and Backup Film Festval, Weimar, Germany; Ozark Shorts, Missouri (USA); semi-fnalist at Los Angeles CineFest.
2015 | Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar: screening at Poetry Film Parallax Event, ICA, London; official selection, top three in the Experimental Section at the Fareham Internatonal Shorts Competitoin, première at the Fareham Arts Festval; projecton at WE ARE screening project, Wakefeld.
2015 | Barattolo di Sale/Salt Jar, Once, Hallosenfants!, /string: Live performances and projections, Properganda at The Others, London and Bohemia Hackney, London.