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Autoritratto all' Inferno, 2021, 8mm to digital, single channel, colour, 3 min.



Self-Portrait in Hell is a hybrid film that combines analog and digital film manipulation techniques. Multiple layers of 8mm films and disparate fragments are amalgamated to create a self-portrait of the director. A singular self-portrait, since ironically the subject of the film is not the director but the image found in abandoned film archives, the image of another, unknown woman.

The first layer is from a 1970s 8mm home movie titled Woman Dancing with Dog and was found in an antique shop.

The second layer is an 8mm film belonging to an unknown archive, which the artist buried for a few weeks, subjecting it to the natural decomposition of any organic body. In this claustrophobic state, the emulsion of the film begins to be affected and altered by bacteria present in the soil, a process that is accelerated by bacteria produced with yeast and sugar, added by the artist.

The third layer is an 8mm film, which after being decomposed underground, was hand-painted by the director with film inks.

The three layers are finally assembled via digital superimposition.


Selected Exhibitions

Torino Film Festival, Italy

Mimesis Documentary Festival, USA

FLIGHT/ Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova, Italy

Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo Cámara Lúcida, Ecuador

Interface Video Art Festival 2022

Ribalta Experimental Film Festival 2022

Fisura, International Festival of Experimental Film & Video 2022

Balkan Can Kino 2022

Kinoskop - Analog Experimental Film Festival 2021

International Festival Signs of the Night / Bangkok, Thailand

Festival Universitario de Cine y Audiovisuales Equinoxio, Colombia

EFEA - Experimental Film East Anglia, UK

Bogotá Experimental Film Festival / CineAutopsia, Colombia


Engauge Experimental Film Festival, USA

Revolutions per Minute Festival, USA

Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival, Mexico

Prismatic Ground, UK

TRANÅS AT THE FRINGE - Experimental Films and Videopoems, Sweden

Interface Video Art Festival, Croatia

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