Since 2018 in Turin, home of photography and moving image in Italy, a few steps far from the Mole Antonelliana, REContemporary hosts artworks focused on video in its declinations related to video art and new media art. A space full of contamination, suggestions, with a very careful look at the contemporary and the near future.
An all-female staff, under the direction of the founder Iole Pellion Persano, thus moves on a field of little explored investigation, but that is very prolific in its production.
REContemporary weaved many collaborations over the years, including the one with Seeyousound International Music Festival, the first Italian festival dedicated to musical cinema and music in cinema that this year also celebrates its ninth edition.
In this frame, until March 11, visiting REComporary you can immerse yourself in the movies by Rebecca Salvadori, collected in her personal exhibition “The Sun Has No Shadow“, a screening event exploring techno culture, both as an individual experience and as a collective ritual.
The exhibition takes place in a historical moment in which raves and free parties topic became very popular because of the recent restrictions applied at the legislative level: bringing the cultural phenomenon back to its anthropological analysis dimension helps to normalize it in a dimension that is mostly ritual, by renegotiating its perceived identity at the social level.
In the exhibition space of Via Gaudenzio, the films “Tresor Tapes” and “The Sun has No Shadow”, in their alternating display, they develop a binary dynamic that activates a generative tension between opposite poles – London/Berlin, archive/emotional memory, individual experience/ collective ritual, emphasizing the formation of deep physical connections and the sense of union between those who live the experience of free parties.
The third film, “Empathy”, which focuses on silence and portraiture, brings more to a less documentary and more contemplative dimension: from the sequences of dancing people and moments of collective catharsis of the first two works, we move on to a deep space silence dimension, which leads to a personal and more intimate vision through the thought and silent movements of the lips of those who live techno culture: the extra close-ups and the lack of sound create an intangible space, a space of emotions, estrangement feeling of being
For years, Rebecca Salvadori expressed her artistic practice in a constellation of heterogeneous and extremely personal elements: portraits of moments, people and environments documented through the most different techniques and media. Subjectivity and the intimate dimension of the human being occupy a central place in her practice. In the last 10 years she has devoted herself constantly to experimental music, with a great interest in finding ways to connect the moving image with live performance. The exhibition is open until March 11th.