DROP chapter KINTSUGI - a video by APOTROPIA

Kintsugi, the japanese technique of mending broken ceramics with gold filled resin, as a poetic metaphor for physical and emotional healing processes.

Scars are links to the events that caused them.
Very often these events are traumatic.
Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi), 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.

"Kintsugi" is one of the chapters that constitute the DROP project.
Each of these chapters deals with one aspect of the whole work concept.
The project is part of our wider research on the dialectical relationship between the concept of Infinity and Control as a fundamental characteristic of human nature.
An autobiographical story is the underlying theme to the videos: a serious road accident condemns a dancer to enforced immobility. The interruption of all plans and the loss of full control of her body forces her to look deep inside herself in search of the meaning of life itself.

Directed, Choreographed, Edited and Produced by APOTROPIA [Antonella Mignone & Cristiano Panepuccia]
Performed by Antonella Mignone
Camera: Cristiano Panepuccia
Music: Sin Aesthetica


- IMARP Mostra Internacional de Dança – Imagens em Movimento Céu Aberto, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil
- Infrared Ultrasound, Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, USA
- Videomovimiento, Festival de Videodanza de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
- Norrköping Film Festival Flimmer - Dance Film Program, Norrköping, Sweden
- Festival de videodanza de Palma de Mallorca, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
- SESIFF International Extreme-Short Film Competition, Seoul, South Korea
- Riurau Film Festival, Jesús Pobre, Dénia, Spain
- Folkestone Fringe Open Moving Image & Experimental Film Screening - Folkestone Triennial, UK


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