ANSIA D'INFINITO un film di Clarita DiGiovanni

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Maria Lai (more info at is one of the most important and long-linving
contemporary artist of ours times.
After the Academic years in Venice she went to Rome beginning her course with a long
series of exhibition and performances all around Italy.
During the last years,in search of a place of her artistic researches, she came back to
her own heritage, based in Ulassai,Sardinia, where she was born in 1919.
Still very active in the artistic scene, her language takes from different inspiration
like Novecento sculpture,conceptual and Land Art and Italian Arte Povera;
her works are featured in important exhibition on contemporary Italian art, such as Italics:
Italian Art between Tradition and Revolution (2009, Venice Palazzo Grassi;
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art).In 2009 she is 90 years old.
This film talk - not in chronological neither biographical way - about her astonishing
artistic travel and up to time thought. Talking about her silence need, conducted us to
an experimental research into a coherent aesthetical-narrative language.