SALVATORE INSANA e SILVIA CIGNOLI
presentano TRATAKA - IO HO FISSATO IL FUOCO PER SEMPRE
Trataka_Io ho fissato il fuoco per sempre is an investigation of the act of seeing and of being seen, a (non)archived history of the gaze. This many-voiced film intercepts images under the common, but always different, sign of “eye contact” from varied sources, such as footage of communist party conventions – a never edited material – documents and investigations from Vietnam, second post-war Italian documentaries on the human condition, fragments from US counterculture, and feature films.
Salvatore Insana practises the visual and performative arts as well as other forms of revision and erosion of collective imagination. He collaborates with several musicians, sound designers, choreographers, and theatre companies. In 2011, along with Elisa Turco Liveri he co-founded Dehors/Audela. This collective has created video-theatre works, dance performances, audio-visual research projects, and experimental workshops. Trataka_Io ho fissato il fuoco per sempre earned the best film award at the Belgrade Kinoskop Festival.
Guitarist and sound artist Silvia Cignoli works ranging from classic to contemporary music, from radical improv to avant-rock. She has even created her own genre, a crossover between her academic experiences and radically underground electronic music. In 2020, her record The Wharmerall was released. She plays solo, in ensembles, and in orchestras, both classic and contemporary, in Italy, Switzerland, Cyprus, Germany, and Russia.
a cura di Anthony Ettorre, Vittorio Ondedei, Giuliano Antinori
Visual tribalism, ritual ethnicism, sensory trips, emotional instability, archival deviance. Just a few of the senses that characterize this new run of THE WALL OF SOUND. Visions interwoven with sound to be enjoyed in what has become a little sanctuary of outright experimentation: Palazzo Gradari. Four events across the board offered by musicians and filmmakers in search of a new gaze and new perceptions. The image breaks out of the screen almost as a novel clandestine, settling on a 16th-century wall to share its mutation, its new form, with the audience. THE WALL OF SOUND 2023 is pyrotechnics of encounters between pictures and sounds. First of all, the Wall and the welcoming Gra’. And, electric power too! Bricks and energy: 4 evenings of lightnings that will dart around the spectators just arrived at the beginning of a dark night after the festival screenings have ended. They will find music entwining with film images, thus changing the destinies of both: the eye gets confused and finds out that it can see more than usual, while the ear gets startled when sound vibrates between the moving images and sets free from all that it used to be. Nothing can be done about it: if you land in the Gra’ courtyard with the right heartbeat, then fireworks – even in slo-mo – are inevitable.
And then you’ll see glitter everywhere, remembering Mirko.
ALL SCREENINGS ARE FREE