CANADA, 2020, 8MM>DIGITAL, 4 MIN
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Originally commissioned by Antimatter [media art], Autoritratto is a short self-portrait of the filmmaker, consisting of recycled 8mm footage of Canadian landscapes, old orphan films, mixed materials, ink, and film cement. As an immigrant, looking for, and collecting, past images of Canada is a way of imagining a past that I don’t have in this country. The re-writing of the self is produced through the archive of others via associative montage.
Federica Foglia is a transnational visual artist, currently completing her MFA at York University. She is interested in issues of migration, displacement, women of the diaspora, accented cinema, and finding a visual language to represent these experiences. Her practice revolves around the remediation of archival materials, collage films with emulsion lifting, and performative and expanded cinema.