Film screening of Tiziana Panizza’s Visual Letters
5 – 7pm - Room: MI. A0.28
Q&A with the director led by Professor John King. Followed by a wine reception
Tiziana’s trilogy Visual Letters, is a series of deeply poetic and intimate experimental short films shot in Super-8. They are inspired by the letters her Italian grandmother (‘nonna’ in Italian) used to read to her when she was little. About Dear Nonna, the director says ‘This was our own familiar ritual, which was stored in my memory. This is the letter I send to my grandmother, scrambled pages of a personal diary, my everyday life in a strange country. This film is a letter, from London towards Latin America’. The second part of the trilogy is a letter from Chile to her relatives in Italy, in which she creates a powerful poetic landscape of the city of Santiago de Chile, captured at one of the most important moments in the country’s recent history: Pinochet’s death in 2006. The Iambic Painting of Lovers, made in collaboration with poet Germán Carrasco is a short found footage video-poem made from old porn films and is part of her Insidia del Sol trilogy.