Art is always public | An artist’s film each week! | #7 Eleni Kamma

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With a film programme we would like to maintain a form of public and an attention towards artistic productions. In a state of emergency, as we all live it now, together and individually, these can generate forms of friendship, courage and solidarity.

Every Wednesday we share an artist's film online, which has been produced in or around Villa Romana in recent years or was shown here. There are also some new releases!

We would like to thank all participating artists for connecting with us, with you and with each other in this way and for agreeing to show their films in private formats - instead of a big screen. The programme includes films by Mikhail Karikis, Shannon Bool, Lerato Shadi, Sophie Reinhold, Fide Dayo, Mario Rizzi, Maya Schweizer, Eleni Kamma, Dani Gal, Karolina Bregula, Andrea d'Amore, Alessandra Ferrini, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Eske Schlüters and others.

29.04. - 05.05.2020
Eleni Kamma, Georgofili (2012)
HD video, 27 min
Eleni Kamma, Georgofili (2012), video still

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The Accademy of the Georgofili was founded in Florence in 1757 in order to promote science in favour of agriculture. In Eleni Kamma’s film Georgofili, Italian voices from different times come together: The old genre of the Tuscan contrasto (battle of words), in which the performer-poets Emilio Meliano and Realdo Tonti use their debating skills to discuss the politics and morals of contemporary Italy, meets educational dialogues from the era of enlightened despotism, which are recited and commented on by the young Italian actors Lavinia Parissi and Marco Rustioni.

Eleni Kamma was born in 1973 in Athens and lives and works in Brussels and Maastricht. In her artistic work, she explores gaps and contradictions within cultural narratives and structures. She reinterprets systems of order, strategies of description and classification and thus investigates the relationship between cliché, banality and stereotype in the formation of history and meaning. Eleni Kamma has been an International Guest Artist at Villa Romana in 2010 and 2011.