The Houses We Were

Arianna Lodeserto

2018 Italy EXP 18 '

Few walls surround us. Uncertain ground, immeasurable fissures. A multitude of archives within us. Among emperors and insolents, slum dwellers and speculators, Communists, priests and popes, Women at war and grey cruel cities march to their own step in an archival, polyphonic and entangled demonstration into the arms of the charitable IACP, or into its brimming absence.

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Graduated in Aesthetics, I got an international PhD at La Sorbonne with the thesis The image and the archive. Archaeology of the present in Walter Benjamin and Michel Foucault and I did postdoctoral researches in Image Theory and Media Archeology at Paris IV (La Sorbonne), ENSA Malaquais and LIRA (Sorbonne Nouvelle). I studied analogue photography in a public school of Rome, editing at Suger lycée des Métiers de l'Image et du Son and documentary writing at ENS Louis-Lumière (Cité du Cinéma, Paris) and I recently worked as documentary editor at YouDoc (Rome). Often exploring different media, I am passionate about third landscape, found footage and experimental documentaries. My first short movie, Thirty-seven movies for a home (V chapter of Towards a Counter History of Italian Cinema), was presented the Locarno Film Festival, 70 Edition (Film Criticism in Motion), The Milano Film Festival and the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, shown at NYU- Tisch School of the Arts and Parma University, nominated for Best Documentary at the Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards and selected at Proxy Act Festival in Berlin. Born in southeastern Italy, I grew up in Rome, where I currently live after years of wandering.