The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to support Pietro Righi-Riva’s participation in this year’s edition of the Game Arts International Assembly. Righi-Riva will also be participating in a talk at the Revue Cinema as part of the screening of Mario Bava’s classic Italian “Giallo”, Blood & Black Lace.
The Game Arts International Assembly (GAIA) is an international think tank and network for the professional development of the game arts community: aimed at curators, producers, event organizers and academics working in the field of videogame culture.
The third Game Arts International Assembly will be taking place June 5-7th, 2023 in Toronto, Canada (in conjunction with Toronto Games Week). With a participant cap of 20, GAIA is an intimate symposium for game art curators and game community organizers to level up their professional development and connect with their international peers. In addition to on-site talks sharing personal experiences, playful workshops, and practical sessions, GAIA will include field trips to different locations in the city. GAIA 2023 is a hybrid event, with online sessions open to any curious games curators or intermediaries worldwide.
Sunday, June 4 | 9:30PM
Blood & Black Lace | Mario Bava
Featuring a talk with Pietro Righi-Riva
400 Roncesvalles Ave | Toronto ON
A screening of Mario Bava’s Blood & Black Lace, an all-time classic of Italian giallo cinema, plus a very special talk with guest Pietro Righi-Riva, the Italian director of the survival horror video game SATURNALIA, about how Blood & Black Lace and the giallo genre influenced its visual style. A special presentation of the first annual Toronto Games Week, a new celebration of videogame arts and culture.
Supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and the Sardegna Film Commission Foundation.
Monday, June 5 | 2:10PM
Pietro Righi-Riva and Jonathan Kinkley
100 McCaul St | Toronto ON
In this Thematic Session, Pietro Righi-Riva and Jonathan Kinkley will review case studies of game exhibitions both IRL and digital, and workshopping solutions for various cur
ABOUT PIETRO RIGHI-RIVA
Pietro Righi-Riva is the co-founder and creative director of Santa Ragione, the independent studio that produced award-winning video games such as FOTONICA, MirrorMoon EP, Wheels of Aurelia, and Saturnalia. Righi-Riva holds a Ph.D. in Interaction Design at the Politecnico di Milano. He is the curator of the Triennale Game Collection project at Triennale Milano. Pietro Righi-Riva is the Italian director of the survival horror video game SATURNALIA.