Daily Routine
by MASBEDO, Italy 2020, 11'
TEXT: MASBEDO, Alessandro Rabottini   SOUND: Simone Oliviero
EDITING: Cristiana Sardo   PRODUCER: In Between Art Film
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Luca Bramante   LANGUAGE: vo: English; sub: Italian

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film  Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2020 

As part of the project 
Mascarilla 19 – Codes of Domestic Violence
First project by the Fondazione In Between Art Film, that includes 8 artists’ shorts on the subject of domestic violence, how it has increased due to the pandemic and the resulting social containment measures.

The protagonist of Daily Routine lives in a house of glass and concrete. From dusk into the night, her solitude is interrupted only by a sequence of ordinary actions that seem to have become routine: checking the security cameras, smoking a cigarette, fixing dinner, and exercising on an elliptical bike. It soon becomes clear that the austere, see-through architecture is actually an instrument of control: everything is visible from outside, and a distant gaze seems to detect every movement taking place inside this structure of surveillance. Through a very spare use of action and narrative, MASBEDO turns the camera into an obsessive tool of male domination, depicting the frenzy of narcissism, the yen for control, and the expression of violence through the subtlest forms of objectification.

MASBEDO is an artistic duo: Nicolò Massazza (Milan 1973) and Iacopo Bedogni (Sarzana 1970), they lives and work in Milan. Their videos, films, performances and installations have been exhibited in museums, biennials and institutions around the world including: ICA Milan (2019), MNAC Museu National d’Art de Catalunya Barcelona (2019), MAMM Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (2018), Manifesta 12 Palermo.

Selected Filmography:
Welcome Palermo, 2019; Blind Mirrors, 2019; Protocol 90/6, 2018; Madame Pinin, 2017.

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