4pm Cinema Aperitivo - Poetry Films from Italy
Entry 7 EUR
With Luigi Cinque Roma Poesia, Festival della Parola Michele Cinque and Antonio Poce
LAVOROLIQUIDO (2008) by Michele Cinque
A documentary about the world of Labour in Italy (time 45’): in November 2006, Makina, a concert dedicated to the world of Labour, was held at the Multimedia Labor Festival. A group of artists (musicians, poets, singers, and video artists) and technicians came together for three days within the confines of the Link Club, in Bologna, in order to set up the event together.
LavoroLiquido (LiquidWork) goes through the 3 days of preparation up until the live concert, meets with the protagonists, and questions them on their personal experiences with working. It is their stories which lead the film through the world of labour in Italy. In the history of Italian Labour, the role of the factory, which has been diminishing for quite some time now, is fundamental. The film opens with the recording of the sounds of a highly automated factory and ends with the silence of the former Ilva factory of Bagnoli, the largest Italian industrial archaeological site.
The main character, who accompanies us in this journey through Italian labour history, is the “typical worker”, is also the inspiration of Vogliamo Tutto (We want everything) by Nanni Balestrini (1970): Alfonso, who has worked every type of job, has emigrated from the South, and was protagonist of the 1969 worker’s struggles at the FIAT factory, is now an artesian, and carves wood in Salerno. He makes toys for children, but above all, he is a man who has never quit questioning himself about social dynamics issues.
LavoroLiquido is also a musical documentary: the music (jazz, rock, electronic, rap, Italian traditional) marks the tempo and the rhythm of the voyage into the world of Labour, and is evocative. The fusion of music, poetry and video art, backstage interviews and live concert make up the principal narrative theme of the film in the same way as the Link Club becomes the primary setting for it.
NUVOLARI by Antonio Poce (4’ 43”): the work was created in order to celebrate the mythical champion of the sport Tazio Nuvolari. It’s an intermedial work that explores the land of the myth and melts its spirit in motors’ bang and machines of new perception.The video’s images are kept both from historical documents and from video materials created by the author. Valerio Murat composed the music
BREAKFAST AT FIORUCCI STORE by Gemma Gaetani & Andrea Cassalia (5’ 50”): Andrea Cassalia’s video transforms into images the post-pop writing by Gemma Gaetani, zooming on the beginning of her first homonym novel in verses of this young artist that wanted to re-write “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” after Andy Warhol, Orlane, electronic music, and a long period of time.
UN APPUNTO IMPORTANTE di Anthony Mar & Sparajurij (5’ 44”): the videoclip enacts the obscenus fluctuation of life of a community. A restitution, but also a caotic and poetic release from the endless and ordinary flow of information. From the material daydreaming, with eyes wide shut. Urgent and empty. Of every day. A note of the night for the awakening. And that is a good note.
NIHILISM di W. Mark Sutherland (3’ 10”): Nihilism is based on a loop of “found” footage which features a bourgeois family eating dinner. The Webster’s dictionary definition for the word “nihilism” scrolls across the top of screen while a complete list of all the words found in the dictionary with the prefix “un” roll through a box at the bottom of the screen.
After the programme we would like to invite the audience to an aperitif at the oval.