Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock, 2020, 16mm, black and white.
Currents / Perpendicolare Avanti, 20221-2022, 16mm to digital, single channel, colour, 18 min.
Currents / Perpendicolare Avanti is a camera-less, hand-made, 16mm film collage, based on the artist's autobiographical experience as an immigrant. In three movements, the film explores the dynamics of inhabiting the in-between space of moving between multiple countries and their temporalities, through visual and sound abstraction, interlacing and recycling pre-existing film materials and, using fragments from anonymous orphan films.
Utilizing these so-called scraps, Currents is a film of extensive remediation, treated by hand through the use of the emulsion lifting technique, thereby re-imagining, re-constructing, and de-constructing the liminality of immigrant life. The re-writing of the self in Currents is produced through the archives of others, via associative montage and repeated performative acts on the celluloid surface of the film.
Filminitiative Dresden e.V.. Germany
XVIe Rencontres Internationales Traverse, France
Fisura Festival Internacional de Cine Y Video Experimental, Mexico
Firenze Film Festival - Winner Best Experimental Film, Italy
Festival Universitario de Cine y Audiovisuales Equinoxio, Colombia
FLIGHT/ Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova, Italy
Antimatter [Media Art], Canada
REAKTOR International Film Festival, Austria