Set in a Tuscan eden, Rocca Dell’s short film “Calcio” develops a contemporary digital mythology by setting four “calcianti” – players of Florence’s historic form of football, the Calcio Storico Fiorentino – against the rich and harmonious landscapes of Tuscany, while expanding both space and time in order to convey the artist’s very personal dreamscape: a hybrid of the natural world, or rather a synthetic, artificial interpretation of it.

  • Rocca Dell
  • Paolo Bologna
    Key Cast
  • Davide Di Raffaelle
    Key Cast
  • Lapo Cherici
    Key Cast
  • Filippo Ardito
    Key Cast
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    27 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
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    5,000 EUR
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  • Consortium Museum
    September 18, 2021
    World premiere
Director Biography - Rocca Dell

French artist Rocca Dell trained as a photographer at Gobelins, l’école de l’image, while researching American photographers and artists at Brown University and Sorbonne Nouvelle. She has published numerous features about performance art, dance, sport, music, and fashion, in various French magazines and newspapers. In her performance art as well as in her films, Dell initiates a dialogue between different bodies and their specific “techniques of the body”
– as phrased by sociologist and anthropologist Marcel Mauss. Traditional archetypes of the masculine and the feminine, preconceived notions of violence and grace, are subtly nuanced and questioned in her personal world, a plastic space
set between the real and the fantastic.

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