Italy 1998 (Betacam, 10', )
The video is inspired by Teicologia, by Antonio Pizzuto, one of the most important and significant authors of contemporary Italian literature. The video re-proposes Palermo through "a study of the walls" in a dimension that is not dictated by the reasoned discourse of hard news, but by a "signal beyond" fluctuating in matter that is neither reinterpreted nor brought back into the light.
"My aim was to make the work of this great Sicilian literary man more well-known by means of a work made from languages that are contemporary for us and for him. Further, I aim to continue the perceptive work on Palermo that was started with Palermo, In sospensione, In sospensione (su Palermo), and La cena informale (Salvo Cuccia).
Regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura, fotografia, scenografia, suono e musica: Salvo Cuccia.
Editor: Daniele Randazzo, Salvo Cuccia.
Production company and Italian distribution: Metrodora, via Catania 17, 90141 Palermo, Italy, tel. e fax +39-91-341632.
Co-production: Comune di Palermo - Assessorato alla Cultura.
Salvo Cuccia (Palermo, 1960) works on finding new ways of expression among the arts of video, prose fiction, and new documentary. He has produced various research works on music/sound/image, collaborating with Raúl Ruiz as assistant director and with numerous musicians including David Moss, Federico Icardona, Gianni Gebbia, Bob Ostertag, Roberto Paci Dalò, Peter Kowald, and Jean Marc Montera. He has participated as performer and director in the Festival Experimenta and the Prix Italia. In 2001 his installation, Paesaggi italiani was presented at Queens College and at New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò.
(Updated to the last partecipation to TFF)
Duo With Peter Kowald (1993), Raoul Not Making (1994), Angelica (1995), Videoplunders (1995), Un sogno di lumaca (1995), Terra Madre (1996), Palermo (1996), Prima Sicilia (1997), Bambini intravisti (1997), Horto Fonìa (1997), La cena informale (1998), Cieli Altissimi Retrocedenti (1998-1999), Verso Venezia (2000), Ce ne ricorderemo, di questo pianeta (2000), Specular Cities (2000-2001), Paesaggi italiani (2001).