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SENZA PAROLE [2002/2015]

Mixed media: Single-channel digital video projection - 00:04:26 - colour - silent - 4:3| Other materials: typewriter, table, chair, embossed paper 


SENZA PAROLE appropriates a homoerotic image of two men dancing the ‘twist’ together, embedded in the title-sequence of Pasolini’s film La Ricotta [1963]. This transgressive image, excavated from the title-sequence, is now isolated and projected onto a long sheet of embossed paper strung through an Olivetti typewriter, identical to one that Pasolini owned and used.


Companion work to VOLGAR ELOQUIO 


Articule (Montréal)

A-Space (Toronto)

Moving Image Centre (Auckland)

New Zealand Film Archive (Wellington)

SCA Galleries (Sydney)


Frederico Camera, 'John Di Stefano’s Bandiera Nera'. Australasia Journal of Popular Culture, 2015

Gary Sangster, 'In Theory', Bandiera Nera. SCA Galleries, Sydney, 2015

Aleksandr A. Wansbrough, “Archaeological Journeys: John Di Stefano’s Bandiera Nera”. Alphaville - Journal of Film & Screen Media, 2016

Laurence Simmons, 'Passion for Pasolini',  Illusions - Journal of Moving Image & Performance Criticism, 2004

Kate Griffin, Texts & Subtexts. Moving Image Centre, Auckland, 2003
Sherry Simon, Deviant Translations. Articule, Montréal, 2002
Will Kwan, Another Version: John Di Stefano’s Redeeming Translations. A Space Gallery, Toronto, 2002

SENZA PAROLE is part of the PASOLINI PROJECT - a project inspired by Italian filmmaker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini


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