First Fifth, a fifteen-channel video installation, tells the story of human life by using home videos, found footage and abstract films. Collective experiences of life, dream and imagination are some of the themes that emerge from the images. The series, with its intimate and nostalgic narrative, places various events from the artist’s early years of life in a dialogue with moments of History.
This project was produced as part of LUX – Résidence de création et de diffusion, an initiative of Main Film, OBORO, PRIM and Vidéographe with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Since completing his studies in film production at Concordia University, Roberto Santaguida’s films and videos have been shown at more than 400 international festivals. He has also taken part in artist residencies in numerous countries, including Iran, Romania, Germany, Norway, and Australia. Roberto is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, the Chalmers Arts Fellowship and a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany.