Il mio unico crimine è vedere chiaro nella notte
(Italy/Switzerland · 2018 · 16 min · Italian, English subtitles)
Il mio unico crimine è vedere chiaro nella notte addresses the issues of censorship in Italian cinema and psychological removal in art. The work’s title—my only crime is seeing clearly in the night—incisively highlights the conflict at the basis of creation and censorship. The film, with its re-imagining of film fragments, cut out and eliminated with bureaucratic scrupulousness, doggedly retraces the cuts inflicted on the productions of past masters and thinks them through once again as the signs of a cinema yearning to be completed. The cut, which aims to interrupt the relationship between the gaze and the possible, instead becomes a place to be repopulated with… ghosts.
Irene Dionisio’s artistic production includes videos, documentaries, and installations. Her works explore societal and cultural issues, such as integration and the difficulty of intercultural dialogue, the modern socioeconomic crisis, little-known mental disorders, as well as prostitution and workers’ rights.
b. 1986, Turin, IT
Lives/works in Turin & Rome, IT
Premiere & conversation
Friday, November 9, 7pm
Looped screening from November 10