Natura Morta (Still Life) 16mm film, color, 14mins, 1979. “Ettore Siracusa's Natura Morta: An elderly man living in Essendon attends an exhibition of photographs of Sicily and then goes home and peacefully dies to the sound of his grandchildren playing in the backyard. It is a sublime film, filled with what one may term "grace." -Bill Mousolis Art Link, Vol 11, No. 1, Autumn 1991
Ettore Siracusa works in Sydney and Melbourne. He has made several short films and video essays informed by a tradition of extra-realist cinema keen to bear witness to the more perplexing and strange in the everyday. His current site specific film installations explore, transformative notions of place making and cultural memory.
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