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In The Desert
Li van Saathoff
Photograph - Avantgarde Art / Fine Digital Art / Photography
If you’re in the desert, you get a longing for cake, for the cinema, for humans… (Vincenzo in ANNA)
View into the window of Arsenal Cinema in Berlin, Potzdamer Platz (slightly altered).
The Italian film ANNA by Alberto Grifi and Massimo Sarchielli, which was made in Rome between 1972 and 1975, was premiered on July 6, 1975 in the International Forum of New Cinema section of the Berlinale. Over the course of my research in the Arsenal archive I came across this flim, which had been all but forgotten for many years. Originally a central work of the (post-) 68 movement in Italy,1 it was only screened again for the first time in 2002 at the Locarno Film Festival. After being restored by the CSC Cineteca Nazionale and the Cineteca di Bologna, ANNA experienced something of a renaissance. The film ran in the section Orizzonti 1961–1978, the retrospective of the 68th Venice Film Festival, which was dedicated to Italian experimental cinema from the sixties and seventies; subsequently it was shown at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2012 and at London’s Tate Gallery, and in 2012 in the context of a showing of Alberto Grifi’s works at the Viennale. INVISIBLE PRODUCERS seeks in part to make a sophisticated contribution to the history of the film’s reception by critically highlighting questions of representation and of those (power) relations between the camera’s gaze and the actress, which are deeply inscribed in the film.
(read more: http://www.arsenal-berlin.de/en/living-archive/projects/constanze-ruhm.html)
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August 23rd, 2013
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