Original Title: Currents
Country, year: Canada, 2021
Director: Federica Foglia
Film editing: –
Production: Federica Foglia
Location: Cinema Centrale | Date: 30/09/2022 Time 18.30
Cortometraggio | –
Currents is a camera-less, hand-made, 16mm film collage, based on the artist’s autobiographical experience as an immigrant. The film explores the dynamics of inhabiting the in-between space of multiple countries and temporalities through visual and sound abstraction, interlacing and recycling pre-existing film materials and fragments of otherwise anonymous orphan films.
Utilizing these so-called “scraps”, Currents is a film of extensive remediation, treated by hand through the use of the emulsion lifting technique, thereby re-imagining, re-constructing, and de-constructing the liminality of immigrant life. The re-writing of the self in Currents is produced through the archives of others, via associative montage and repeated performative acts on the surface of the film.