New Palermo Felicissima
by Jordi Colomer, Italy 2018, 23'
CAMERA: Alessandro Drudi, Simone Gambelli, Federico Savonitto, Basilio Maritano   SOUND MIXING: Mirko Cangiamila
PHOTOGRAPHY: Dorian Degoutte   PRODUCER: Carolina Olivares
EDITING: Jordi Colomer, Dorian Degoutte   LANGUAGE: Italian

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2018

 The artist (who represented Spain in the Venice Biennale 2017) returns with a new project, commissioned by Manifesta 12: a boat procession from the Sant'Erasmo cove near Palermo along the island’s southern coast. On board, a microcosm of Palermo residents follows a foreign guide, actress Laura Weissmahr, who recites texts by local writer Roberto Alaimo into a microphone. These are transmitted via headphones from a distant location.
The boat is escorted by a small fleet of other boats in an alternative version of the annual procession of Santa Rosalia to visit "monuments " that represent controversial aspects of the city’s recent past: restaurant L'approdo da Renato, closed for 30 years, the Zeus showroom, and the football field known as Mondo Jeans for an adjacent clothing store, which rises above one of city’s largest garbage dumps. A
 tongue-in-cheek visit to parts of the city never mentioned by public authorities and omitted from tour guides.
The project is the result of Colomer’s collaboration with students of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Palermo and the fishing communities of Sant 'Erasmo and La Cala.

Jordi Colomer 
Born in Barcelona, in 1962. He works in the field of sculpture, video-art and installations. At the heart of his work is the investigation of space: physical and real space and the space of performance overlap in the mise- en- scène  of his works, producing an experience defined by the authoras “expanded theatre”. His works have been exhibited in International museums and biennials including the 57Venice Biennale, Manifesta X in St. Petersburg, Manifesta 12 in Palermo, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York and the MACBA



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2017 ¡Únete!  JoinUs! 2015X-Ville 2014 Medina Parkour 2013 Poble Nou 201 L’ Avenir 2010 The Istanbul Map

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