Rossella Biscotti, La Stanza Rossa, 2013

La Stanza Rossa, 2013

La Stanza Rossa is a 3’ film, part of what the artist calls “notes”. Filmed with an 8mm camera, no sound, the composed footage is a sort of diary of small events in which the act of filming is not separated from the active participation in the life recorded or in the making, as often these recordings include scenes of manual labor. The camera has an equivalent role of any other tool. In this film the discovery of a cemetery under a kitchen floor opens up fundamental questions on our history and identity, breaking through the intimate atmosphere of a family house. The act of digging becomes a way to slowly and collectively uncover them.

Rossella Biscotti, La Stanza Rossa, 2013
Rossella Biscotti, La Stanza Rossa, 2013
still from super8 film transferred to video, 3’, no sound, color,
edition of 5 + 2 A/P