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ANDRÓMEDA | Luciana Fina

Curatorship: Antonia Gaeta 
Partnership: Temps d'Images | Carpintarias de São Lázaro

OPENING:  21.05.2021 | 2pm-9pm
EXHIBITION: 22.05. — 1.08.2021
Ticket: free entry

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After the first years of euphoria with the cathode ray tube and its massive introduction into the domestic space, a long debate opened up about its use and role in society. The 1960s and 1970s are remarkable years: the process of industrialization ends, but not that of socio-cultural modernization. Student and workers' movements demand the right to study, salary increase, and better life and work conditions. The questione femminile operates in relation to a policy of respect for differences and equal rights. RAI's public project, which launched its second channel in 1961, accompanied the changes in society by proposing a programming grid that promoted a greater cultural, educational, and rights debate.

In Andromeda, Luciana Fina works exhaustively the television production of this decade, between documentation and fantasy, and creates a diptych which is a flow of close-ups, interviews, social and political claims, children's games, and heated debates in a changing Italy. The artist proceeds by bold associations as slivers of memory and visions emerge; childhood and youth in Italy - which is the artist's own childhood - the weather, the sounds, stunning cultural landscapes, ideas, and visions of the future.

And in these associations, there are several dimensions of the artist's work, that dialogue and reflect on cinema. In the first age of television, intellectuals, filmmakers, and artists observe with interest this new form of proximity with everyday life, discovering a new grammar, re-examining the ways of filming and producing cinema, contributing to the creation of contents of the television palimpsest, or experimenting with the technological subversion of television and, as in the diptych Andromeda, interactivity with the viewer.

The diptych includes a CCTV to capture the public's image, with exclusive, real-time transmission to the exhibition space. There is no image recording. 
The exhibition includes QR codes that play audios. We suggest the use of your cell phone and earplugs to scan the code.

saturday, 26.06 | 17h00
The conversation, part of the Carpintarias' programming cycle 'For the eyes but not only', will count with the participation of the artist Luciana Fina and José Manuel Costa, director of Cinemateca Portuguesa. 

Born in Italy, lives and works in Lisbon since 1991.
Filmmaker and visual artist, she has developed a work that frequently migrates from the cinema room to the exhibition space. After a long collaboration with Cinemateca Portuguesa as a programmer, she directed her first film in 1998, integrating the generation that gave new life to documentaries in Portugal. Between 2002 and 2003, with the installation of CCM at the Gulbenkian Foundation and the triptych CHANTportraits at MNAC Lisbon, focusing on the themes of migrations and portraiture, she began her career in exhibition spaces. The extensive body of work - films, film installations, and site-specific - is presented internationally in film festivals and exhibitions, and is represented in the Modern Collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and Nouveaux Medias of the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Exhibition Credits
the creation of Andrómeda is dedicated to Cecilia Mangini

- Conception and Realization:
Luciana Fina

- Curatorship:
Antonia Gaeta

- Actress:
Francesca Totire

- Readings:
Marcello Urgeghe, Carla Bolito, Cláudio da Silva

- Design and Interactive Software Realization:
Paolo Solcia

- Consulting:
Davide Sgalippa

- RAI Teche research support:
Francesca Cadin

- Text:
Viva Paci (Université du Québec à Montréal)

- LAFstudio Production and Administrative Management Department:
Hugo Barros

- Assembly and Realization Assistant:
Vítor Carvalho

- Color:
João Nunes

- Sound mix:
Pedro Góis, Kino Sound Studio

- Translations:
José Luís Costa (Italian); João Ayton (French)

- Communication Support:
Levina Valentine

- Press office:
Sofia Bénard, Helena Marteleira and Gabriele Barcaro

- Photography:
Alípio Padilha

- DuplaCena General Administration:
António Câmara Manuel

- Artistic Direction Festival Temps d'Images:
Mariana Brandão

- Festival Temps d'Images Production and Communication Department:
Ana Calheiros

- Festival Temps d'Images Technical Direction:
Mafalda Oliveira

- Festival Temps d'Images Audiovisual Technical Support:
Jorge das Neves

- Curatorship and Programming Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Cultural Centre:
Fernando Belo and Alda Galsterer

- Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Cultural Centre Production and Communication:
Ana Malta, Luísa Correia da Silva, Luís Leal, Filipe Dominguez

- Graphic design:

Support and Acknowledgements

- Co-production:
Temps d'Images Festival
Carpintarias de São Lázaro

- Executive production:
Horta Seca

- Financial support:
Direcção-Geral das Artes/República Portuguesa | Culture
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Ambasciata d’Italia a Lisbona
Instituto Italiano de Cultura de Lisboa

- Support for equipment:
Galerias Municipais de Lisboa/EGEAC
OPART - Organismo de Produção Artística, E.P.E. | Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

- Support for publication:
Cineclube de Joane

- Collaboration:
RAI Teche

- Media Partners:
RAI Culture - RAI Italia
Antena 2

- Other Support:
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

- Reception lectures:
Istituto Europeo di Design (Milan)
Ar.Co (Lisbon)
Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão
Universidade de Évora - Escola de Artes
Universidade da Beira Interior - Departamento de Artes

RAI Teche - Paola Sciommeri, Carla Consalvi; Fondazione Pino Pascali - Rosalba Branà, Antonio Furgis, Susanna Torres e Família Lodolo; Fondazione Pistoletto, Cittadellarte - Maria Pistoletto; SIAE (Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori) - Antonio Musio. 

Maria Pia Ammirati, Franca Cancogni, Luisa Violo, Silvana Urzini, Alessandra Cerami, Federica Apa, Lucio Ianni, Donato Surano, Lúcia Marques, Ana Bustorff Martinho, Vítor Ribeiro, Sara Velez, Vanda Gorjão, José Alberto Ferreira, Alexandra Sabino, Laurentina Pereira, Tobi Maier, Maria Manuel Ferreira, Flávia Violante, Bárbara Bulhão.

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