2015 FESTIVAL THEME

FILM. FRAME. FORM

KINTSUGI

Directors: APOTROPIA (A.Mignone + C.Panepuccia)

APOTROPIA is a duo based in Rome, Italy, consisting of dancer/visual artist Antonella Mignone and visual artist/composer Cristiano Panepuccia. Their work explores philosophical, anthropological and scientific themes with a focus on symbols, myths and cultures of mankind. Their artworks have been showcased in many venues and festivals including Japan Media Arts Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, WRO Media Art Biennale, ART.FAIR Blooom, Sapporo Short Fest.

Kintsugi, which means "golden joinery", is the japanese technique of mending broken ceramics with gold filled resin. Every repaired ceramics has a unique and irreplicable pattern of golden lines due to randomness of the crushing. This technique has its roots in the belief that the object is more valuable and beautiful with its history revealed. Bodies also tell us their story. Some of them say it loud.