Private Project

Green and Red, but Terracotta Red

We are looking through the mirror of time, into distorted memories, warped faces, collapsed homes. While several narrators tell us about the most vivid colours in their dreams.
The film consists of a collage of 16mm found footage that I further processed and decayed using a gentle combination of bleaching techniques. This process allowed me to partially lift the emulsion from the film base and re-shift it and re-position it by hand. ​
The narration is from the anthology Dreams by Delia Derbyshire.

Peripheries: Experimental Film & Video Festival 2021

  • Federica Foglia
    Fantassut, exit/entrance, originate & recompile
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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    Black & White
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Distribution Information
    Country: Canada
Director Biography - Federica Foglia

Federica Foglia is a transnational visual artist and writer. She holds a BA in Multimedia Languages and Digital Computing for Humanities: History of Art, Theatre, and Cinema from the University of Naples L'Orientale, an MFA in Film from York University, Toronto and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Arts at York University.

She is interested in issues of immigration, citizenship and identity, displacement, women of the diaspora, migrant temporalities, and finding a visual language to investigate these experiences. Her practice revolves around recycled cinema, amateur filmmaking, imaginary archives. She works within the domestic space to remediate found-footage films. She is currently working on a project that involves eco-friendly emulsion lifting techniques of 16mm orphan films from private estates and family archives.

Her works have been exhibited and won awards in several art galleries and film festivals, including Images Festival, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante MACA, BIDEODROMO, BilbaoArte Foundation, Toronto International Film Festival, Antimatter [Media Art], Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova, Vancouver International Film Festival, Reykjavík International Film Festival, Visions in the Nunnery - Whitechapel UK, Groupe Intervention Vidéo Montreal, SCAD Savannah International Film Festival, ULTRAcinema Festival Mexico, Muestra de Video Arte Faenza, MIMESIS Documentary Festival, Camerimage.

She has recently received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarships and the RBC Arts Access Fund Award for newcomer artists.

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