A film by Jacopo Miliani
(Italy, 2021, 20′)
original language with italian subtitles
A film with a dreamlike and surreal atmosphere that involves performers of the caliber of Eva Robin’s and Pietro Turano, actor of the famous SKAM Italia series. In a dystopian future in which emotions and bodies are regulated by an authoritarian system, an application picks Didi (Eugenia Delbue) and Ermes (PietroTurano) to celebrate a mating rite in a nightclub, a place that is now exclusively dedicated to the reproduction of the species. Sylvester (Eva Robin’s), queen / tyrant of the club and some other grotesque beings that inhabit the club lead Didi and Ermes into this rite. A visionary fiction thriller full of references to visual arts, pop culture and queer culture that addresses issues related to identity and gender fluidity, while also analyzing the relationship between individual choices and the ones that are socially imposed.
Jacopo Miliani is an Italian visual artist. He uses interdisciplinary techniques and languages that have been featured on different media: from performance art to drawing and from videos to writing. His research focuses on issues related to identity, performativity, the queer universe, the relationship between verbal language and the expressiveness of the body. His works have been presented in galleries and museums in Italy and abroad.
ph: Sara Scanderbech
In partnership with Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato) and The MiX International Festival (Milan)
In case of bad weather, the screening will be held at the DAMSLab Auditorium, piazzetta P.P. Pasolini 5/b, Bologna.
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