ANNA SOBCZAK (PL)

ENGITA

9th July, 10:00pm > 11:30pm
Casa Gesualdi|Trono – Via mezzocannone, 19

La raccolta

video by Anna Sobczak

The work is a site-specific readaptation of my video installation “La raccolta” from 2013. It is a video installation, which combines footage shot at the height of the government crisis in 2013 which lead Silvio Berlusconi to step down from his office. The images of a rich garden inToscana region, left there to rot away, represented the most accurate metaphor of Italy after 20 years of his governance. The audio is the speech held by Berlusconi after the election victory in 1994, in which he promised to “take to the field”.
The work is a site-specific readaptation of my video installation “La raccolta” from 2013. It is a video installation, which combines footage shot at the height of the government crisis in 2013 which lead Silvio Berlusconi to step down from his office. The images of a rich garden inToscana region, left there to rot away, represented the most accurate metaphor of Italy after 20 years of his governance. The audio is the speech held by Berlusconi after the election victory in 1994, in which he promised to “take to the field”.

ANNA SOBCZAK (PL)

Born in Poland, emigrated to Germany at the age of 7. Studied Fine Art in Syria, Brasil and
Italy. Based in Napoli, Italy.
Having changed residence country over 10 times in my life, communication has become a vital skill – a necessity that has had major influence on the ideas and the methods I work with. My main experience is in woking with communities locally and in design for social purposes. I use interactive approaches (preceded by a period of research), usually interviews or talks, and transform the resulting ideas or images in installations, performances or sculptures, themselves sometimes being interactional. Not linear at all,those steps cross-fertilize.
I have touched issues as hearing impairment, women’s rights, sexual harassment, mafia related environmental crimes, rituals and violence. I feel inspired by Situationist theory as well as P. L.Wilson, both focused on creating temporary spaces for the purpose of pursuing authentic desires, putting major weight on the appropriation and changeability of public space.I have worked as an actor and dancer for many years, which certainly influenced my way of interacting with space and people, and the creation of poetical images. Very often, lacking language skills or knowledge of cultural codes, the only way to meet on common ground is through the language of the others. Understanding and expressing myself through their experience helps me to unveil the poetry of ordinary life. In this process both parts are essential: the outer world as well as my glance. Offering an experience to the observer is very powerful, in the sense that it makes her/him understand where power allocation happens in everyday life, and boils it down for me to the conviction that call center employees and garbage men go through the same heroic challenges as described in ancient mythology.Twisting reality through my art is another way of giving relief from oppressive structures.
www.polapolanski.com

 

9 luglio, 22:00 > 23:30
Casa Gesualdi|Trono – Via mezzocannone, 19

La raccolta

video by Anna Sobczak

Un’installazione video che combina una serie di filmati risalenti alla crisi di Governo del 2013 che portò Silvio Berlusconi a rassegnare le proprie dimissioni. Le immagini di un rigoglioso giardino in Toscana, lasciato a marcire, rappresentano la metafora più precisa dell’Italia dopo 20 anni del suo governo.

ANNA SOBCZAK (PL)

Born in Poland, emigrated to Germany at the age of 7. Studied Fine Art in Syria, Brasil and
Italy. Based in Napoli, Italy.
Having changed residence country over 10 times in my life, communication has become a vital skill – a necessity that has had major influence on the ideas and the methods I work with. My main experience is in woking with communities locally and in design for social purposes. I use interactive approaches (preceded by a period of research), usually interviews or talks, and transform the resulting ideas or images in installations, performances or sculptures, themselves sometimes being interactional. Not linear at all,those steps cross-fertilize.
I have touched issues as hearing impairment, women’s rights, sexual harassment, mafia related environmental crimes, rituals and violence. I feel inspired by Situationist theory as well as P. L.Wilson, both focused on creating temporary spaces for the purpose of pursuing authentic desires, putting major weight on the appropriation and changeability of public space.I have worked as an actor and dancer for many years, which certainly influenced my way of interacting with space and people, and the creation of poetical images. Very often, lacking language skills or knowledge of cultural codes, the only way to meet on common ground is through the language of the others. Understanding and expressing myself through their experience helps me to unveil the poetry of ordinary life. In this process both parts are essential: the outer world as well as my glance. Offering an experience to the observer is very powerful, in the sense that it makes her/him understand where power allocation happens in everyday life, and boils it down for me to the conviction that call center employees and garbage men go through the same heroic challenges as described in ancient mythology.Twisting reality through my art is another way of giving relief from oppressive structures.
www.polapolanski.com