Elisa Giardina Papa - “U Scantu”: A Disorderly Tale, 2022
Elisa Giardina Papa
Data, Heresy, and Censorship
Artist Talk with Elisa Giardina Papa
UC Berkeley/Tufts University, online event
November 4th, 2022, 4-5:30 pm

About the event: In this talk, Elisa Giardina Papa will present her ongoing artistic investigation into hidden datasets and forgotten archives. She will discuss the aesthetic and political implications of recovering censored and forbidden histories via data and archival documents while screening fragments of three different time-based works: Archive Fever (2011-), a real-time web browser performance which explores data confession and intimacy; When the Towel Drops (2015), a 35 mm film installation that confronts the censored representation of female and queer bodies/desires by retrieving and revealing hundreds of film scenes removed from publicly screened cinema in Italy; and lastly, “U Scantu”: A Disorderly Tale (2022), a video and ceramic installation currently on view at the 59th Venice Biennale, which rescues the myth of the “donne di fora” from the archive of the trials for heresy perpetrated by the Spanish Inquisition in Sicily during the 16th and 17th centuries.

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