Friends of SANG (South African National Gallery) profile another Artists’ Films International film. They and the AFI bring you more art on line with the partner institution who nominated Francesco Pedraglio. The Friends of SANG nominated film, by South African artist Lerato Shadi, is still up if you haven’t watched it yet – or wish to re-watch it again.
Artists’ Films International (AFI) is a partnership of 21 public art institutions around the world which the Friends joined for 2020. Each of the AFI partners nominates a film by an artist from their region, the partners show every nominated film during 2020. The theme for this year’s theme is “language”.
Film by Francesco Pedraglio, “Racconto Antiorario / Scripting Anti-clockwise”
Friends of SANG are pleased to profile a film by Francesco Pedraglio, “Racconto Antiorario / Scripting Anti-clockwise” (2017). The film was nominated by Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMeC), Bergamo Italy.
Francesco Pedraglio is interested in storytelling as a tool to decode intimate encounters with both mundane and historically complex situations. He looks at how the process of narrating and staging—oneself, or a situation—influences the relationship between teller and listener, making visible the fantasies and fictions that constitute our reality. The starting point of Pedraglio’s practice—being performance, sculpture, installation, prints, films—is writing. A curious detail, an overheard rumour, a banal incident, anything could spark some telling. And it’s in the movement from the written text to the live action, from the live action to a staged installation or a film that the exploration of language, fiction and reality-making occurs. Francesco Pedraglio was born in Como (Italy) in 1981 and lives in Mexico City.
Click HERE to view. You can also view our nominated film, by Lerato Shadi, in the same place.
WHERE: In the comfort of your own home be linked to a film nominated in Bergamo Italy
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WHEN: Whenever you choose
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