A young woman is trapped in a separate dimension. She wanders in limbo until she reaches the surface again.
Directed by Sarah & Ruggero Pini, 2018
Choreography & Performance: Sarah Pini
Filming & Editing: Ruggero Pini
Original Soundtrack: Monkeeastronaut
ABISSO is a visual metaphor of Sarah’s inner landscape during her medical journey.
As a performative act, ABISSO marks the acknowledgement of Sarah's deepest fear and the courage to embrace her fate.
ABISSO features in the video article "Resisting the ‘Patient’ Body: A Phenomenological Account" published on JER, the Journal of Embodied Research -
jer.openlibhums.org/articles/10.16995/jer.11/ (Pini, S., & Pini, R. (2019). Resisting the ‘Patient’ Body: A Phenomenological Account. Journal of Embodied Research, 2(1), 2 (20:05). DOI: doi.org/10.16995/jer.11)
Featured on DANCE CINEMA : dancecinema.org/abisso.html
Winner 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - chass.org.au/chass-media-releases/
Winner 2018 Visual and Creative Ethnography Competition, Australian Network of Student Anthropologists - aas.asn.au/news-item/1393/announcing-the-winners-ansas-2018-visual-and-creative-ethnography-competition
"This is a suggestive, quite beautiful audiovisual piece that explores illness and recovery and the relationship between inner and outer lives as integral to human experience and reflection. We felt this creative, autoethnographic submission was inspirational of the kinds of directions visual anthropology can take, if the researcher is able to draw on the requisite resources and skills—and to do so with theoretically driven forms of enquiry in mind". Jennifer Deger and Melinda Hinkson, 6 September 2018.
Premiered at the Australian Anthropology Society (AAS) Annual Conference 2018 'Life in a Age of Death' at James Cook University Cairns, QLD.