• Public Premiere Screening "ANAM CARA – Mirror in the Mirror"
Venice International Performance Art Week, Studio Contemporaneo, Live Arts Cultures and We Exhibit are glad to present the Public Premiere Screening of
ANAM CARA – Mirror in the Mirror
A collective performance-based feature film by and with VestAndPage and the Anam Cara Collective
V-A-C Foundation, Dorsoduro 1401, Venezia
Friday, November 20, 2020
14:30 - 16:15 - 18:00
Admission free on registration
The artists will be present for informal Q&As with the audience
Following COVID-19 safety regulations, screenings take place for a limited and registered audience of 20 persons at each of the three screening times.
ANAM CARA – Mirror in the Mirror is the performance-based feature film about the concept of home, produced during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in April and May 2020. Twenty-two artists co-created the film, collaborating at a distance and forcibly isolated in their places of residence: Athens, Belluno, Berlin, Boston, Düsseldorf, Florence, Folkestone, Lincoln, London, Mestre, Montreal, Neckarsulm, Venice and Weimar.
The result is the filmic journey through an imaginary dwelling. In the rooms, we encounter the artists in performance action, rituals and poetic sharing about their isolated notions of home: a place-non-place, where the invisible is made visible and vice versa. Without inside or outside, we recognise the rooms because they originate from the depths of our hearts. There, encounters continue to be possible despite distance, quarantine and insulation. What does "home" mean when being forced to stay there, because insecurity, unpredictability, disease and death are the denominators of the moment? What can body-based artists speak about then, and to whom? Physically distant, how can a collective co-creative spirit be kept up?
A production by VestAndPage as part of the HOME cycle of collective performance operas, in collaboration with the Anam Cara Collective, 2020.
By and with Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) in collaboration with Aldo Aliprandi, Marianna Andrigo, Sabrina Bellenzier, Giorgi de Santi, daz disley, Marisa Garreffa, Francesco Kiais, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Ashley-Louise McNaughton, Enok Ripley, Sara Simeoni, Mauro Sambo, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Marcel Sparmann, Susanne Weins, Giovanni Dantomio, Giorgio de Battisti, Susanna Petternella, as well as with contributions by Marilyn Arsem and Franko B.
With original music by Aldo Aliprandi, daz disley, Nat Norland and Mauro Sambo.