Silver Veiled Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi

DDF Commission

Italy/Germany


A new video work exploring the symbolic power of the flag.

Silver Veiled
Silver Veiled by Genevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi © Ettore Spezza [Video Still]
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19 May—30 May

Silver Veiled is a new video work by up-and-coming artistic duo Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi, which has evolved from their research exploring the symbolic power of the flag and its choreographic purpose in the folk tradition of flag waving.

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€8

How long?

20 mins approx.

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When?

Available to Watch

7pm, Wed 19 May – 11:59pm, Sun 30 May

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Silver Veiled by Genevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi © Ettore Spezza [Video Still]
Silver Veiled by Genevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi © Ettore Spezza [Video Still]
Silver Veiled by Genevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi © Ettore Spezza [Video Still]
Silver Veiled by Genevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi © Ettore Spezza [Video Still]

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Created in dialogue with the architecture, the use of the flag is central to the structure of the work. A series of unveilings unfold, evoking the close and ancient brotherhood between two textile objects; flag and shroud.

The drapes are presented in a silvery grey, cleaned of symbols and coats of arms until they expose their plastic, invented essence. A blank canvas without connotations where anything can emerge, begin or disappear.

Freed from the fabric of the flag, the coat of arms transforms into a handle and a brand at the same time, reminiscent of the wax seal in ancient times. Instead of the majestic and fearsome predators often used as heraldic emblems of power, such as the eagle or the lion, the symbol is derived from a parrot's beak - a bird that can imitate and repeat phrases and words, ignoring their contents and effects.

Credits

  • Direction & Performance Ginevra Panzetti, Enrico Ticconi
  • Direction on Set Ilaria di Carlo
  • Sound Sergio Salomone
  • Camera & Editing Ettore Spezza
  • Object Conception & Costumes Sergio Salomone, Ginevra Panzetti / Enrico Ticconi
  • Distribution Aurelie Martin
  • Production Ginevra Panzetti / Enrico Ticconi, Associazione Culturale VAN

Originally commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival. With the support of: Anticorpi – Rete di festival, rassegne e residenze dell'Emilia-Romagna all’interno dell’azione supportER; Lavanderia a Vapore, centro di residenza per la danza.

Thanks to OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni di Torino; Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale; Comune di Collegno.

Ginevra Panzetti / Enrico Ticconi are supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.

  • Goethe-Institut