13.07.2018

Paris-Palerme

Cinéma, Projection, Palermo

H20:00
Cinema Rouge et Noir
Piazza Verdi 8

Introduction

Programme

Biography

Synopsis

Dates
13.07.2018
Location
Palermo
Category
Cinéma, Projection
Information

H20:00
Cinema Rouge et Noir
Piazza Verdi 8

On occasion of the 70-year anniversary of Istituto Svizzero, in collaboration with the Centre culturel suisse of Paris, Marco Poloni’s film Una Cuba mediterranea will be screened at Cinema Rouge et Noir in Palermo.

Marco Poloni is an Italian and Swiss visual artist, filmmaker and photographer based in Berlin and Paris. In 2014, he established The Analogue Island Bureau, an agency that endeavours to build an index of plots, problems and tropes of the Mediterranean Sea. This archive documents, reformulates and expands a number of socio-anthropological narratives and geopolitical scripts of this area, focusing on relationships between social invisibility and power, subjectivity and ideology, individual action and political change. The bureau’s output spans cinema, photography, installation and text. Marco Poloni’s work is exhibited and published internationally.

Recent, selected solo exhibitions include: Codename: Osvaldo, CSSP Centre culturel suisse, Paris (2016); Codename: Osvaldo, Three Case Studies, Galerie Campagne Première, Berlin (2015); Codename: Osvaldo, Case Study #01: The Pistol of Monika Ertl, Istituto Svizzero, Milano (2014); Displacement Island, Galerie Campagne Première, Berlin (2013); The Analogue Island, Galerie Campagne Première, Berlin (2011); The Majorana Experiment, Kunsthalle Bern (2010). Recent selected group exhibitons include: WATCHED! Surveillance, Art and Photography, Kunsthal Aarhus and Hasselblad Center, Göteborg (2016); [7] Orte [7] Prekäre Felder / [7] Places [7] Precarious Fields, 6th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Heidelberger Kunstverein (2015); The Vanishing Point of History, in L’été photographique de Lectoure, Centre d’art et photographie de Lectoure, France (2015); La mer au milieu des terres / El mar adentro de las tierras, Es Baluard, museu d’art modern i contemporani de palma, Palma de Mallorca (2015).

Programme

Welcome address
Joëlle Comé (Director, Istituto Svizzero)

Screening of Una Cuba mediterranea [56′], by Marco Poloni

Q&A session with Marco Poloni, Noah Stolz and Jean-Paul Felley (Co-director, Centre culturel suisse of Paris)

Una Cuba mediterranea
by Marco Poloni
Produced by The Analogue Island Bureau and The Stella Maris Archive with the participation of Teatro valle occupato.
2016, 56′. Italian version with English subtitles

Una Cuba mediterranea, is a filmic essay, scripted and structured as a feature movie. The film takes as its starting point Feltrinelli’s tentative to transform Sardinia into a Mediterranean Cuba, by handing over weapons and money to local so-called bandits. Una Cuba mediterranea is the film of a short trip through the island: Antonia and her friend Eleonora, respectively filmmaker and visual anthropologist, travel with Giuliano, a Sardinian friend who becomes their guide. The film follows the characters in their road trip in a Citroën DS—Giangiacomo Feltrinelli’s car—as they visit a number of historically significant sites, filming landscapes and recording conversations about the island’s problems.