The Film Dioramas

Maria Raponi

December 2007 - January 2008 

This installation involves several dioramas which reconstruct pivotal moments from classic films such as Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Amélie. The scenes are created to emphasize a particular perspective and all display an instant where paths are about to collide. The familiar characters are removed and the details are abstracted, reduced to bare elements. The remainder is a close study of the importance of setting in these essential moments in film and how the stories still seem to unfold when only place is left behind to tell the tales.

Currently (2008) living in North York, Ontario, Raponi completed her MFA at The School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has exhibited throughout Canada and the USA.