TPF&VA n.0 is the first manifestation of the archive as a platform, will exhibit segments of footage alongside a new edited work. The selected segments, mainly crowds of people and landscapes, propose a gathering of what has been missing in the recent pandemic times: a chance to contemplate and engage with the frictions of its aftermath. “Chiapas EZLN/Genova G8, senza rivoltelle, 1996- 2021” brings forward the issues and potency of the so called no-global movement, as a still urgent collective claim to re-enchant the world. TPF&VA n.0 looks at how past, present and futures can be dealt with, as the Zapatistas and sub comandante Marcos narrate in the video, by way of his alter ego Don Durito, and evoking Bertold Brecht, through “a culture that would rebuild everything” 8.
Custom-made screens of jute and gesso, analog monitors and a wall projection host the footage, alongside drawings and diagrams from the research and studio work that led to the conception of the archive’s website. The screens, conceived as drawing commentaries on ornamental patterns and centered perspectives, and other elements shape the space into a centrifugal gathering place.
The Peripatetic Film & Video Archive “TPF&VA” is a living platform whose formats and contributions change according to the contexts and venues in which it operates. The project expands through the ongoing commoning of the footage, texts, itineraries and cartographies. “TPF&VA” is based on criteria of personal and professional life experiences, feminist practices, political and cultural activism, D.I.Y. inventions, independent filmmaking resources, and non-hierarchical, dialogical working processes.
It aims to contribute to intersectional methods of archiving, generating an expanded accessible tool for emancipatory knowledge.
TPF&VA n.o at Künstlerhaus Bethanien