The Home Show

The Home Show is a project that aims to rediscover forgotten places that have depopulated over the years, where Nature has taken over and where the presence of man appears as a distant memory.
There are three locations in which I setted up some of my works created in 2021: Alteta (church of San Rocco), Massa Fermana and Monteleone di Fermo, all locations located in the hinterland of the Marche region in the province of Fermo. The site-specific installation of the works aims to reconnect with the place that inspired them and allowed them to take shape. The cotton cloth, a poor material, everything is repositioned in an apparently familiar environment, once belonged by the "vargare", the matrons of Marche families. The branches sewn and assembled on the cloths compose a visual narrative that refers to imaginary landscapes where the stories of the men of the land live through the fences and smoky hills. The only sculptural work in the cycle, which is still in its experimental phase, becomes a portal allowing people to reconnect between the sky and the earth, looking through their reflection.
The installations and the itinerary have been documented by this short video, filmed in one day, with the intention of showing the viewers, together with me and my father Alberto, the journey made to discover these places, between one tale and another.

  • Eleonora Cutini
    Director
  • Eleonora Cutini
    Writer
  • Alberto Cutini
    Key Cast
    "The father"
  • Eleonora Cutini
    Edit
  • Razvan Mihai Lacatus
    Camera
  • Razvan Mihai Lacatus
    Audio
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.90
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Eleonora Cutini
Director Biography - Eleonora Cutini

Eleonora Cutini was born in Amandola (FM), Italy, on 23 October 1997.
She graduated in Graphics and Printmaking in 2020 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino
She is currently attending a Master’s degree of Contemporary Painting and Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino.

She grew up in the Marche hills of Fermo (Italy), not far from the Apennine chain of the Sibillini Mountains, inherithing through family memory the love for folk tales and customs of their land of origin.
Guided by dreamlike visions, her artistic research is characterized by the construction of imaginary landscapes inhabited by familiar elements, but at the same time perturbing and steeped in historical and personal memory. The repetition of branches, poles, ropes, clouds, compose a nostalgic universe, a metaphor more or less of unpleasant memories. There is no preference in the use of the media as the latter it becomes a pure instrument of representation and narration, nothing else.

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Director Statement

Man builds himself through the environment that surrounds him. It is through the experience of living in places that the individual manages to shape their memory. However, there are places we don't remember of having visited, but of which we feel nostalgia; an example of this is the maternal uterus.
Thus arises the need to want to travel backwards, in a time where humans did not exist, in order to know the origin and truth of the soul, of man, of faith. And this is where artistic creation takes over, where the representation of places is filtered through the dream experience, in which the human figure is slowly lost, shrinking, until it disappears. There is no hegemony among my mediums, as the technique used becomes a simple tool that has the sole purpose of making the concept underlying the work tangible. What matters is the landscape that becomes concrete as an experience of solitude and search of the forgotten, inhabited by inhospitable houses without doors or windows, fenced roads, intertwined shrubs, hills and watery mountains. The poles, the last anthropomorphic-like presence within these smoky scenarios, take on fetishes and sacred values.