Vedo rosso
by Adrian Paci, Italy 2020, 11'
SOUND: Emanuele Pontecorvo   PRODUCER: In Between Art Film 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Alessandro Rabottini   LANGUAGE: vo: Italian; sub: English

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.

In Vedo rosso the images are barely there: the screen is filled with a pulsating red that, for just a few moments, is interrupted by the appearance of an eye. The negation of images suggests the “impossibility” of telling this story: the red is created by a finger blocking the cell phone camera. The eyes that fleetingly appear come from video portraits of Syrian refugee women that Paci filmed in 2018 in Beirut. An original text written and performed by playwright and actress Daria Deflorian provides the narrative structure: the power of storytelling turns the absence of images into a dramatic space of listening that captures the audience, conveying the complexities and contradictions of abuse and the entangling nature of certain relationships.

Adrian Paci (Albania 1969, lives and works in Milan) is an artist whose practice includes video, painting, photography, installation. He has held personal exhibitions in the most important international museums and art centers. Among his recent solo exhibitions: Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich (2019), Kunsthalle Krems (2019), Salzburger Kunstverein (2019), National Gallery of art in Tirana (2019), Brigham Young University Museum of Art in New York (2018). Paci was the first artist to represent Albania at the Venice Biennale in 1999. In 2015 he founded the Art House art center in his hometown of Shkodra with his wife Melisa.

Selected Filmography:
Lost communities, 2019-2020; Broken Words, 2019; Prova, 2019; The Guardians, 2017; Interregnum, 2017.

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