Monday, October 25th 2021
Video written and directed by
ZAELIA BISHOP & EMANUELE NAPOLITANO
Unique screening and debate
The Event is part of
ROME ART WEEK 2021
Mandatory Green Pass and mask
Monday, October 25 at 6.30pm AlbumArte participates in Rome Art Week with the screening of BAR, the unpublished video by Zaelia Bishop and Emanuele Napolitano (only screening and debate). BAR is a collection of side stories that have as their great theater the city of Rome. Inside a psycho-geographical journey, some characters with different experiences tell different aspects of life, sometimes melancholic, sometimes funny or dramatic. These stories, apparently unrelated to each other as if they were bar tales, are flanked by the minimal and mystical stories of the Eternal city. These are little known or marginal stories, fascinating for their enigmatic and unknown nature. Thus, a new face of Rome and of the people who live there emerges, a chorus of stories that change every time they are told, just as the territory in which one lives and the horizon one looks at change continuously. The filmic journey is characterized by a minimal aesthetic and a strongly connoted narration.
The collaboration between AlbumArte and artists Zaelia Bishop and Emanuele Napolitano, began in 2016 with the co-production of the video series Chasing Boundaries written and shot by them in Tel Aviv, Vilnius, Belfast and Shkodra Chasing Boundaries is a series of documentaries on contemporary art directed by Zaelia Bishop and Emanuele Napolitano and coordinated by Micol Di Veroli, developed with the aim of describing the condition of making art within a work that approaches video art and tends to go beyond the traditional narrative method and linear structure in favor of an open platform, this to discover new ways of perceiving concepts and information, gathering different voices from distant lands, artists who work every day in difficult or impossible conditions, managing to transform these experiences into artistic production.
Also in this video Bishop and Napolitano offer a long narration – in this case of a varied environment – poetic and intimate, memories and confidences left by unknown interlocutors at the table of a Bar, that push to plural reflections.