Danilo Correale shares with us the trailer for his short film made during his Fellowship Residency at Helena Producciones. Below is a short introduction to the film.
- Part one – La Version de las chicharras
Starting from this quote ‘Sabido es que a las chicharras les rasca el sol y cantan para olvidarse. Cuando no cantan, duermen un sueño tonto. Cuando cantan en exceso, revientan’ from A. Caicedo cult’s book “ Que Viva La Musica!“ I tried to investigate, through interviews with academics and musicologist , the relationship between the colombian popular culture of Salsa (music and dance) as revolutionary act, and its historical legacy, connecting cultural identity and urban/social transformation into a visual essay.
- Part two – La Version de Ariel
In the second part of the project I tried to narrate a little history of a community radio, Oriente Stereo, recently attacked ( Silenciata ) by a street gang, in order to underline the very meaning of the oral tradition, as essential in the process of constitution of a community able to resist the exploitation through the cultural exchange activated by the speech.
For more information about the artist and his practice and involvement with Helena Producciones take a look at this article in Frieze Magazine