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Twisted Realism
© Parallel Histories
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Raphaël Cuomo, Maria Iorio

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Parallel Histories

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Argos Centre for Art and Media Brussels

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus

"Twisted Realism" is a body of interconnected works including the feature-length video of the same title, photographs, collected documents, and vintage objects presented autonomously or in an architectural display. The project takes Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film "Mamma Roma" (1962) as a starting point for research into the intertwined histories of urbanisation, migration and cinema in the period of "economic miracle" in Italy – an epoch marked by the reorganisation of capitalism, increasing consumption, new economical and cultural influences, a large national migration, and the emergence of new technologies of vision in the form of television. It investigates the forms and conditions of "a new life" through the process of modernisation that Pasolini addressed in his film – and also the current status of Pasolini’s film itself, recently restored and commercialised in a digital form.