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VOLGAR ELOQUIO [2002/2015]

Single-channel digital video projection | 00:17:00 | silent | black-&-white | 4:3 | Dimensions: variable


VOLGAR ELOQUIO comprises a performance-based video work depicting a typewriter typing a poem by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Versi del Testamento [Lines from the Testament] (1969), in real-time. It describes the manifestations of a profound sense of solitude.

Companion work to SENZA PAROLE


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

VOLGAR ELOQUIO is part of the PASOLINI PROJECT - a project inspired by Italian filmmaker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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