Federico Solmi. King Kong and the end of the world, 2006. Video, 4´38´´
King Kong and The End of The World, is a video animation composed of 1100 drawings. Each drawing is prepared with mixed media on paper and has an approximate size of 8 x 11 inches. These drawings were used to develop the 4 minute animated video. King Kong and The End Of The World was completed in the year 2005, and was made in collaboration with New-Zealand based 3D artist, Russell Lowe. King Kong is an edition of 10 with an artist proof. King Kong and The End of the world was screened for the first time on the 25th of November, 2005 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples Italy.( Pallazzo delle Arti di Napoli), Italy in the exhibition Napoli Presente, curated by Lorand Heghy. In December 2005 it was exhibited at Pulse Art Fair in Miami, in the booth of New York Gallery, Gallery Sixtyseven. In the year 2006 the video was screened at the following events: at the Guggenheim museum in New York (lecture organized by Renee Vara), at the Drawing Center in New York, in the show Emerging Animators Screenings, at Pulse Fair New York in the booth of New York Gallery, Gallery Sixtyseven, at Scope Fair New York, in the show The Jaundiced Eye, curated by David Hunt and in the show, Perpetual Art Machine curated by Lee Wells, at Arte Fiera in Bologna, Italy in the booth of Fabio Paris, at Gallery Videomiart fair, in Milan, Italy, in the booth of Not Gallery Contemporary Art Factory, Naples. King Kong and the End of the World was presented at several international movie and video festival like the IndieLisboa Film Festival, in Portugal, Independent Exposure film festival, in Houston, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia, Outvideo Festival, Russia, and Cineambiente Film Festival in Turin, Italy. . In May 2006, the video was the subject of a solo exhibition in Barcelona, Spain at ADN Gallery.