From the Pole to the Equator

  • September 24, 2022 / 18:00
  • November 4, 2022 / 19:00
  • November 12, 2022 / 18:00

Directors: Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
1987, 96',color

This rarely screened 16mm experimental film is drawn from the 1910 archives of Luca Comerio, a pioneering Italian documentary filmmaker who photographed ‘exotic’ peoples from the North Pole to the Equator. Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi rephotographed and hand-tinted Comerio’s spectacular footage of early Arctic whalers, Cossack-like soldiers riding on horseback, missionary schools, hunting and warfare in Africa, British India at teatime and Italian Alpine troops in World War I. They refashioned Comerio’s work in order to tease out the ideology written upon— and between—every image: in Gianikian’s words, “the violence of colonialism as it plays itself out in different situations and spheres.”

Cemetery

Cemetery

Leviathan

Leviathan

Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis

From the Pole to the Equator

From the Pole to the Equator

Expedition Content

Expedition Content

Where is the Friend’s House?

Where is the Friend’s House?

Taking Pictures

Taking Pictures

Cannibal Tours

Cannibal Tours

Vampir-Cuadecuc

Vampir-Cuadecuc

 Peasants

Peasants

Pacific 3, 2, 1, Zero (Part 1)

Pacific 3, 2, 1, Zero (Part 1)

the time is now. (I+II)

the time is now. (I+II)

Landscape #4: How to Improve the World

Landscape #4: How to Improve the World

Letters from Panduranga

Letters from Panduranga

Europium

Europium

Tellurian Drama

Tellurian Drama

Post-Military Cinema

Post-Military Cinema

Some Questions on the Nature of Your Existence

Some Questions on the Nature of Your Existence

A hook but no fish

A hook but no fish

Mud Man

Mud Man

Returning Souls

Returning Souls

{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves

{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

In 1493, exactly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was finishing the preparations for casting the equestrian monument (4 times life size), which Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan commissioned in memory of his father some 12 years earlier. 

I Copy Therefore I Am

I Copy Therefore I Am

Suggesting alternative models for new social and economic systems, SUPERFLEX works appear before us as energy systems, beverages, sculptures, copies, hypnosis sessions, infrastructure, paintings, plant nurseries, contracts, or specifically designed public spaces.

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day.