Small Fish, Dog Fish III

Small Fish, Dog Fish III is a journey into empty places, emotional and physical addictions, brotherly love, and memories. It is a self-portrait that shows the life change in a continuous dialogue with our spaces and the emotional and spiritual dimensions that create connections with the world in which we live and within us.

  • Silvia Mantellini Faieta
  • Silvia Mantellini Faieta
  • Silvia Mantellini Faieta
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
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    English, Italian
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Director Biography - Silvia Mantellini Faieta

Silvia Mantellini Faieta (1992) lives and works in Pescara (Italy).
In 2023, her short film series Small Fish, Dog Fish I has been selected by Festival del Cinema di Cefalù (Palermo, Italy) and Bad Video Art Film Festival (Tbilisi, Georgia) and it has been screened at Senape Vivaio Urbano (Bologna, Italy). In 2022 she participate in art residencies such as VIR Viafarini-in-residence (Milano, Italy) and Cantieri D’arte (Viterbo, Italy), art prizes, art fairs, collective exhibitions and video-screening in Italy, living and working in Milano. In 2021 Silvia participated at SeminaFrom 2018 to 2021 she lived and worked in the Netherlands where participated, between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Italy, in collective shows ad talk artists.

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Director Statement

Involving different kinds of communities and groups of people, Silvia's artistic research shows social experiences–not in the way of illusions–as a simple representation of the eternal changing of life in a continuous dialogue with our own spaces. Using moving images and words, referring to specific human conditions (in choosing participants of her videos and her actions), this representation lets emerge the emotional and spiritual dimensions creating a real connection with the world in which we live and within us, without judgments.

In this etheric dimension, social status, nature and energies become one thing (avoiding social barriers), giving hope and optimism to the viewer.

Her relational artistic practice focuses on this concept taking shape in video and photography, supported by the use of words that are the beginning and the principle of sharing.