Innesti neri e bianchi

by Federica Foglia

Italy, 2022

7 min

Stills from Innesti neri e bianchi

The film follows the chronological evolution of a woman from childhood to death and the iconic traditional milestones she is expected to hit in Catholic Western culture: communion, confirmation, marriage, motherhood, housewife-hood, maybe learning crocheting and so on. In an odd reversal none of these moments has been experienced by the filmmaker. Ultimately troubling these images turns into a poetic intervention in which the personal lived experience of the filmmaker is interwound with the cultural heritage of popular iconic images of women in the realm of home-movies and a reflection on found objects, and ebay as an unlikely source to counter-archive.