Art is always public | An artist’s film each week! | #8 Caterina Pecchioli

Firenze - 07/05/2020 : 12/05/2020

Nuovo appuntamento online.


  • Indirizzo: Via Senese 68 - Firenze - Toscana
  • Quando: dal 07/05/2020 - al 12/05/2020
  • Vernissage: 07/05/2020 NO SOLO EVENTO ONLINE
  • Generi: serata – evento

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how can we preserve closeness and exchange when the survival motto these days is "social distancing"? 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, Caterina Pecchioli, Dani Gal, Karolina Bregula, Andrea d'Amore, Alessandra Ferrini, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Eske Schlüters and others.

Caterina Pecchioli, Mani Nostre / Talking Hands (2016)
64’, Italian with english subtitles
Caterina Pecchioli, Mani Nostre / Talking Hands (2016), video still

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Director: Caterina Pecchioli
Photography: Aimée Zito Lema, Caterina Pecchioli
Editing: Aline Amélie Bonvin, Caterina Pecchioli
Original Music: Juan Felipe Waller
Sound Design & Mix: Giacomo Vitullo
Produced by Dugong (Italy) in co-production with Shoot&Post (Sweden) Producers: Giulia Achilli, Marco Alessi, Caterina Pecchioli
Associate Producer: Luca Borkowsky (Germany)
Italy, Germany, Sweden, 2016

"Following Pasolini, who in Comizi d'Amore as an improvised travelling salesman studied the sexual preferences of Italians with the sincere intention of understanding and faithfully reporting them, I took a similar position to investigate another subject: the relationship of Italians with legality, justice and a sense of ethics. In the intimacy of a living room, like a wagon creates, I tried to stimulate personal narratives and avoid general comments in order to get to know the motives of the actions and thoughts of my interlocutors.” C.P.

"Talking Hands is a story suspended between reality and poetry. A train ride through Italy from north to south to investigate the relationship of its inhabitants with legality and corruption. What results is a composite picture, where are the hands of the respondents to tell the stories, along a track that alternates the reality of the documentary with the abstraction of video art." Beatrice Rinaldi, indie-eye

Caterina Pecchioli studied at the DAMS (Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo) of the University of Bologna and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her works, videos, photographs, performances and installations focus on the relationship between the individual and society, starting from the investigation of everyday actions, collective dynamics and power relations. She is co-founder of the participative platform and art collective Nation25 which addresses in particular issues related to migration and she is art director of the art and fashion project "B&W-Black&White, The Migrant Trend". (,