Short Film: DOMESTICATION, 15min., Italy, Experimental

Directed by Silvia Giambrone
First film of a trilogy about the Schwarze Pädagogik, Domestication explores domestic violence aiming at finding the roots of it and starting from the concept of ‘obedience’, it shows, through an imaginative language, the effects of the introjection of an oppressive education on a couple relationship.

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Director Biography – Silvia Giambrone

Silvia Giambrone was born in 1981. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (2002- 2006). She has held residencies throughout Europe and USA and been awarded several prizes over the past five years. She has recently been awarded the VAF prize, the most important prize for young Italian artists. Giambrone, who both lives and works between Rome and London, works about both the physical and invisible evidences of the strong connection between violence ad the ‘subjectification’ process. She is Ambassador for Kaunas2022.
Some of her exhibitions include: Pandora’s Boxes, CCCB Museum, Madrid (2009); Eurasia, Mart Museum, Rovereto (2009); Moscow Biennale: Qui vive? (2010); Flyers, Oncena Biennal de la Havana (2012); Re-Generation, Macro Museum, Rome (2012); Mediterranea 16 (2013); Let it go, American Academy in Rome (2013); Critica in arte, MAR Museum, Ravenna (2014); Ciò che non siamo, ciò che non vogliamo, MAG Museum, Riva del Garda (2014); A terrible love of war, Kaunas Bienale, Lituania (2015); ‘Suite Rivolta’, Museu de Electricidade, Doclisboa’s Passages, Lisboa (2015); Every passion borders on the chaotic, Villa Croce Museum, Genoa (2016); W Women in Italian Design, Triennale Design Museum, Milan (2016); Archeologia domestica Vol. I, IIC, Köln (2016); Time is out of Joint, La Galleria Nazionale, Rome (2017); Corpo a corpo, La Galleria Nazionale, Rome (2017); Terra mediterranea: in action, NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus (2017); Il corpo è un indumento fragile, Museo del 900, Florence (2018); Young Italians 1968 – 2018, Italian Institute of Culture, New York City (2018); SHE DEVIL Remix, Pecci Museum, Prato (2018); Vaf Prize, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Vaf Foundation (2019); Wall-eyes. Looking at Italy and Africa,  Keynes Art Mile, Johannesburg (2019); Wall-eyes. Looking at Italy and Africa,  Cape Town (2019); Donne. Corpo e immagine tra simbolo e rivoluzione, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Rome (2019); VII Premio Fondazione VAF, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany (2019); Italia. I racconti (in)visibli, Gyumri, Armenia, Styles Regional Gallery (2019); Italia. I racconti (in)visibli, Santiago del Cile, Museo Cultural Las condes, Cile (2019); Feminism in Italian contemporary art, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London (2019); Sovvertimenti, 900 Museum, Florence (2019); Mascarilla19, MAXXI Museum, Roma (2020); Lo Schermo dell’arte, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2020); Mascarilla 19, Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2020); Nobody’s room, Museo del Novecento, Milano (2020); I say I, La Galleria Nazionale, Roma (2021); Hall of shadows, in collaboration with Dior, Versailles Castle, France (2021); Reclaiming and Making: Art, Desire, Violence, Museum Of Sex , New York, NY (2021); Mascarilla 19 – Codes of domestic violence, LOOP Festival, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spagna (2021); Mascarilla 19 – Codes of domestic violence, Perugia Social Film Festival, Perugia (2021); Mascarilla 19 – Codes of domestic violence, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2021); Mascarilla 19 – Codes of domestic violence, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy (2021).

She works with Richard Saltoun Gallery in London and  Stefania Miscetti Studio in Rome.

Director Statement

Through several media including performance, installation, sculpture and sound, I explore body practices and contemporary body politics making viewers aware of the silent and hidden ways power enters everyday life and affects relationships. I am interested in material culture and image culture and I dig into everyday life and practices to reveal, as it was almost an archeological operation, the signs of both the physical and invisible evidences of the strong connection between violence ad the ‘subjectification’ process.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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