PROLOG 20 | Masbedo

Welcome Palermo

© Masbedo & Inbetweenartfilm

01/04/20 — 8:30 p.m.
Theatiner Filmkunst

IT 2019 | 75 min. | Italian with English subtitles | Directed by: MASBEDO | GUEST: MASBEDO (Nicolò Massazza & Iacopo Bedogni) | TALK: Heinz Peter Schwerfel (Artistic Director, KINO DER KUNST)

An intermedia art project for Manifesta 12 in Palermo, in which the Italian artist duo MASBEDO – Nicolò Massazza (* 1973) and Iacopo Bedogni (*1970) – recall one of the iconic cities of Italian cinema. For it is here that Luchino Visconti filmed Il Gattopardo, Francesco Rosi the mafia film Salvatore Giuliana and Michelangelo Antonioni parts of L’Avventura.
For their interactive video installation, MASBEDO converted a minivan into a “video-mobile” – a combination of mobile stage, production studio and open-air cinema – that made stops at the city squares in Palermo. The artists spoke with the residents, the mayor and the Sicilian princess Vicky Alliata about the meaning of cinema and initiated readings and performances. The resulting documentary film Welcome Palermo depicts the video-mobile as an installation-like space of memory that artistically stages the film history of the city.