Watch Short Film: Pain in Colour // or: Qualcosa che all’oggetto non s’apprende (Dir. Matthew Griffith)

Experimental Film & Music Video Festival

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ColourA visual translation of a lyric poem about pain and invisible disability, this video features an intimate and colourful performance fragmented across two screens, inviting the viewer to look at rather than look through.
Director Biography

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PhD student at Harvard University in Critical Media Practice and Romance Literatures.

Director Statement

Originally conceived as a visual translation of a lyric poem by Patrizia Cavalli concerning chronic pain and disability, this video features an intimate and colourful performance incarnating an interpretation of the poem through the gesture of covering oneself with brightly coloured paint, evoking the intimate act of pain relieving self-massage as a way of making invisible disability visible.

Rather than merely displaying the performance for the viewer, whose role would be passive, almost voyeuristic, thereby limiting the exploitation of video as a medium to its infinite repeatability, the performance is fragmented across two screens…

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