June 24 - August 22, 2021

La Pelanda
La Pelanda

Ciacco, 2021
HD Video (2-ch), color, sound (dolby 5.1); 6’50”

Video installation
Foyer 1, Pelanda

from June 24 to 27 from 5.00pm to midnight
from July 20 to 30 from 11.00am to 12.00am
from July 31 to August 22 from tuesday to Wednesday from 11.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am to 10.00pm

Free admission. 
Restricted numbers apply in compliance with the rules dued to the health emergency

When the day has declined, the night overwhelms us.

An unusual bestiality envelops us, it does not belong to us but attracts us to itself.

The film is a sequence of different moments: some chase reality, others represent it, others anticipate its future declinations.

Ciacco develops from a reinterpretation of the sixth canto of the Inferno of the Divine Comedy, where Dante and Virgilio enter the third circle, the Tartarean circle of gluttonous sinners. Ciacco is the gaze through which we are spectators and actors, as well as dogs: the eyes of a damned  incessantly hit by a cyclical storm of images, instincts, rain. A damned who lies beneath the beastly torment inflicted by Cerberus, a gigantic, frightening three-headed dog. Three, the number is repeated: triple is the beast, triple the setting in which it navigates. As if we were in the amphitheater of Dante's hell, sitting on Ciacco's lap, we observe the spectacle from the third tier of benches. On stage, the torture of the damned is revealed by the staging itself and by the epic character of the natural environment.

The sequences in the film become the viewer's exploration in this "long night of the world" that we are experiencing.

Valentina Furian - a visual artist who mainly deals with moving images - writes these words on her latest video project. Her research, which focuses on the dialectic between reality and fiction, addressing issues that investigate the relationship between man and nature, has, in this occasion, found a further declination by choosing Ciacco's gaze to guide the public on a journey that also questions theatrical space.

After the residency of artistic research and production within the “Prender-si cura” program, Valentina Furian is back in the spaces of La Pelanda during re-creatures for exhibiting this work that has benn selected by Cantica21. Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere | Sezione DANTE (MAECI - DGSP e MIC - DGCC). The film was made thanks to the support of Azienda Speciale Palaexpo - Mattatoio

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