Filmmaker Martina Moor and I were commissioned by Fondazione Magica Cleme Onlus to create a playful short film with a group of children who are undergoing therapeutic cancer treatment. The children are both protagonists and co-authors of the film.
“In a darkened room, children whisper secrets to each other and enter a world of pigments. They imagine geometrical shapes that mutate like chromophores. The ability to change their colour is a notorious characteristic of the chameleons, but only recently it has been observed that they love dressing up as housewives, metalworkers, greengrocers.”
Drawing inspiration from the image of a chameleon, we developed a series of workshops, which included dance, animation, creative writing and painting. We focused on the idea of colour as a means of expression. Whilst engaging with artistic techniques, the children contributed to the making of a fun and colourful short film based on improvisation.