LOOP: <em>Mascarilla 19 &#8211; Codes of Domestic Violence</em>
Monday, 15 November 2021

LOOP: Mascarilla 19 – Codes of Domestic Violence

Curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, Alessandro Rabottini and Paola Ugolini
in progress
Elena Mazzi, Muse (2020).

The four artists’ films that make up Mascarilla 19 – Codes of Domestic Violence offer different perspectives on a shared theme, the domestic violence, captured in its full scope and urgency. Each work expresses a unique sensibility, through languages and approaches that range from a documentary-style exposé, to the symbolic, psychological exploration of relationship dynamics.

Mascarilla 19 (Mask 19) is the name of a campaign launched by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, in response to an appeal by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, regarding the frightening increase in abuse during the pandemic, when many women, due to the lockdown, found themselves trapped at home and unable to ask for help.

In a world that is digitally hyperconnected but physically separated, the victims of domestic violence found themselves in a state of double isolation, having no way to communicate with the outside world. This situation led to the idea of a secret SOS signal, a code word that victims of violence could use at pharmacies around Spain, alerting staff to set an emergency response process in motion.

With a project that directly alludes to this campaign, Fondazione In Between Art Film wanted to bring attention to a global emergency while also aiding artists, providing them with concrete support to produce new work at a time when all artistic undertakings had been put on hold.

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Monday, 15 November 2021
6:00 p.m.
Price: Free admission. Limited capacity. Previous booking required.
LOOP: Mascarilla 19 – Codes of Domestic Violence
Meier Auditorium
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