Flowers Blooming in our Throats
by Eva Giolo, Italy 2020, 8'
SUBJECT AND EDITING: Eva Giolo   SHOOTING: Eva Giolo, Eva Klaus
SOUND: Simonluca Laitempergher   PRODUCER: In Between Art Film
LANGUAGE: vo: Sound    

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.

Filmed in 16mm just after the lockdown caused by COVID-19, the artist films a group of her female friends in their own homes, performing various small actions in accordance with her instructions. Giolo chooses to walk a shifting line where gestures remain symbolically ambiguous, expressing a kind of violence that is not immediately recognizable. Hands try to support or escape, but also to grip or strike, in a subtle interweaving of sounds and references that adds to the viewer’s sense of tension and unease. The artist repeatedly uses a red filter on her lens, creating a conceptual device that relies on an element of abstraction to conceal and transfigure the image.

Eva Giolo (Brussels 1991, where she lives and works). Recent exhibitions: GEM in The Hague (2020), Arthaus Movie Theater in Havana (2019). Her videos have been presented in major festivals such as FIDMarseille, Rencontres International Paris / Berlin and IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam. As part of Lo schermo dell’arte she participated in VISIO European Program on Artists’ Moving Images in 2019 and in the exhibition VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet.

Selected Filmography:
An Orange Is Not a Fish, 2020; Miniatures, 2020; A Tongue Called Mother, 2019; The Taste of Tangerines, 2019.; Study of Gesture_01, 2019.

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