FILMS

“sequences of disrupted intimacy”

The video shows dancers performing a choreography of Tiziana Cona in various locations in the city of Milan.
Cona’s dance piece is a celebration of life, it explores the theme of relationships and interpersonal ties between humans.
Its about ambivalence as a state of having simultaneous conflicting reactions, beliefs, or feelings towards someone or life. Despite the pain, ideals and values are always worth fighting for.

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The performance shows a warrior spirit in a continuous research and a struggle against stereotypes in order to understand the complexities of human nature and its passions.
It’s about gestures, fulfillment, sorrow, time, union. A moment where everything is suspended.A moment of affirmation, testimony, satisfaction and absence, where desires  never cease to exist.

Contemporary Dance, Minidv, color, sound, 05’ 26″, 2018

Performed by Paola Amoruso, Federica Brusati, Alessia Gualla, Rebecca Liopi, Gaia Longeri, Sofia Stempfel, Scilla Zizifo, Choreographed by Tiziana Cona, Music composed by Pietro Basso, Words and narration by Jessamine-Bliss Bell, Styled by Claudia Cerasuolo, Photographic assistant Roberta Troilo, Location FIORI ARTIFICIALI, Milano

 

“EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED, HAPPENED BEFORE”

Four short films for the ‘Do Or Die’ issue of PYLOT Magazine

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“I believe that the majority of what we think and feel goes unspoken. All of us have thought of the moment when a relationship might veer off the well-thrashed track, and into the unknown. In fact, a lot of individuals in marriages apparently fantasize about the idea of their partners dying. Why?

Because they want to be alone for a bit – the very act of being in love, being in a relationship, of giving 50% of yourself up to someone else, can be stifling. But it’s also the most rewarding feeling. My poems here look at the assemblage remains of relationships. Of what you remember, of strangers, of the secrets we keep. And it’s about that tiny moment, that intimate moment when everything hangs waiting.”

How about when we fucked in that toilet in Paris?
 Our fingers tightly wound in each other’s hair,
 while the haunted bathroom giggled
 a hissy, giddy stream of models peeing.
 It wasn’t so much the sex that made it.
 But being caught.
 You first, me holding my breath
 where I’d only held you before.
 Then after,
 door ajar,
 the eyes of my boyfriend
 staring back.
 A look of first bemusement
 then the slow slow clarity as his face collapsed
 into laughter. Such solid laughter.
 I don’t think I’ll ever meet anyone quite like him.
 Max Wallis

Poetry, Minidv, color, sound, 01’ 48″, 2017

Featuring Théo Cholbi

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Featuring Agathe Bonitzer

Poetry, Minidv, color, sound, 01’ 42″, 2017

Featuring Pauline Étienne

Poetry, Minidv, color, sound, 02’ 52″, 2017

Featuring Félix Kysyl

Creative Direction and Styling by Patricia Villrillo

Makeup by Kana Nagashima

Hair by Akemi Kishida

Photographic Assistant Roberta Troilo

Styling Assisants Sofia Lai, Gilberto Genco

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“1915-1999”

Mara-Palena-1915-1999-series.-Marsèll-Paradise-Milano-2017-6.jpg1915-1999 vede protagonista la città e le sue architetture luminose con 1915-1999, a cavallo tra passato e presente ci ricorda una città ormai scomparsa, quella colorata e scintillante delle scritte al neon che tra il 1915 e il 1999 hanno illuminato piazza del Duomo facendo capolino da Palazzo Carminati. Indaga la Milano notturna tentando di riportare in vita quello stupore che lo sfavillio delle luminarie suscitavano in chi visitava e viveva la città.

Documentary, Minidv, color, sound, 1’ 34″, 2017

 

“Pulcinella”

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Pulcinella is an eighteenth-century story of love, revenge, truth and magic. Stravinsky developed this story into a ballet that premiered in 1920 and it has been reimagined by dance companies all over the world ever since.

 

MM Contemporary Dance Company is one such company taking on this powerful tale. Published on PYLOT Magazine a film made by Lino + Mara Palena.

Documentary, Minidv, color, sound, 3’ 64″, 2017

 

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