Written, Directed, Choreographed, Edited and Produced by APOTROPIA [Antonella Mignone + Cristiano Panepuccia]
Performed by Antonella Mignone
Camera + Music: Cristiano Panepuccia

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 a video-dance work based on an autobiographical story. In 2003, Mignone and Panepuccia had a road accident, the serious consequences of which drastically changed their lives. In order to create this dance-for-camera piece, Mignone used the crutches that had accompanied her for years.
Kintsugi, the Japanese technique of mending broken ceramics with goldfilled resin, is used as a poetic metaphor for physical and emotional healing processes.

A girl faces her journey of healing through the search for a new balance. Her tears turn into golden resin that repairs her scars. The absorption and transformation of trauma leads to the development of new possibilities.


"Kintsugi" is one of the chapters that constitute the DROP project.


- 2015 Excellence Award | Entertainment Division - 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan
- 2014 Cinematography Award - No Budget Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
- 2014 Honorable Mention - Videomovimiento, Festival de Videodanza de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia


- 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
- Lucca Film Festival, Lucca, Italy
- IVAHM'15 New Media Arts Festival, La Neomudéjar, Madrid, Spain
- Athens Slingshot Festival, Athens, Georgia, USA
- Short Form International Short Film Festival, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
- Agite y Sirva 7th Screendance Touring Festival, Mexico
- Dança em Foco - International Festival of Video and Dance, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Kraljevski Filmski Festival, Kraljevo, Serbia
- Mediawave Film & Music Festival, Fort Monostor, Komárom, Hungary
- Short Waves Festival - Dances With Camera Overtime, Poznań, Poland
- DesArts//DesCinés Festival - International Videodance Competition, Saint-Etienne, France
- Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, AHHA Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

- Espacio Enter - International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture, Canarias, Spain
- Folkestone Fringe Open Moving Image & Experimental Film Screening - Folkestone Triennial, UK
- SESIFF International Extreme-Short Film Competition, Seoul, South Korea
- Seen & Heard Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
- Norrköping Film Festival Flimmer - Dance Film Program, Norrköping, Sweden
- Infrared Ultrasound, Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, USA
- Festival de videodanza de Palma de Mallorca, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
- InShadow - International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies, Lisbon, Portugal
- Videomovimiento, Festival de Videodanza de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
- Prosa, Vídeo e Dança, São Paulo, Brasil
- Videodanza Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
- No Budget Film Festival, Mack Sennett Studios, Los Angeles, USA
- Cuerpo Digital - Festival Internacional de Videodanza, Cochabamba, Bolivia
- Riurau Film Festival, Jesús Pobre, Dénia, Spain
- IMARP Mostra Internacional de Dança – Imagens em Movimento Céu Aberto, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil


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