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Installing Iron Dust Reflections at the Historical Archive in Palermo, Photo by Sabrina Butera

Installing Iron Dust Reflections at the Historical Archive in Palermo, Photo by Sabrina Butera

La Fabbrica Dell’Assoluto
Industrial ruins as a means to connect past and future

Does our society need just productivity or does it also need beauty? And what is the role of art creation in the era of mass production?While today we seem able to produce everything, something appears to be missing: in the digital era we have lost materiality, appreciation for plasticity, and the ability to use our hands. Most of our interaction with the world is contained in the flatness of a computer screen. Is our future to become alienated from the physical world? Today, we have the opportunity to re-connect our hands with matter, to build something which is real, has depth, and feels the effect of time - something like us: something human.

Entirely shot in Palermo in March 2018, at the Zisa Cultural Yards, which were transformed from abandoned industrial premises into a thriving cultural hub, which today hosts the Arts Academy and several other cultural institutions. The film covers the topic of industrial ruination not only from a perspective of collective past memories, but also as a signifier of our future path.

The film was realised by invitation of the Honorary Consulate of Czech Republic in Palermo.

La Fabbrica dell’Assoluto - 6:29 min, Italian narration

The film was premiered at Center of Experimental Cinematography in Palermo on the 26th of October 2018, after the masterclass held by the author “Investigating reality through images”.


Iron Dust - Reflections, 2017
A project on the ethical, moral and visual landscape after the industry

In Kladno, walking amongst the ruins of ancient steel factories, is like visiting an archaeological site that - just few years ago -  was part of an unusual life in the shadow of Stalinism. But the factory only proposes an apparent absence and vacuum. Volunteer workers' voices are still here: judges, lawyers, poets, philosophy professors, uprooted from their own houses and lives, during the Communist regime, to carry out unknown jobs in extreme and dangerous conditions, amidst criminals and political prisoners. The plant decommissioning, one-sidedly decided by man, it's an impossible condition. The dialogue with nature throughout the seasons, the gradual change of colours, the daylight shaping new volumes and unexpected architectures within the abandoned buildings are all part of a process that is continuous and unavoidable.

IRON DUST - Reflections installed at the Historical Archive in Palermo, 2018

IRON DUST - Reflections installed at the Historical Archive in Palermo, 2018

IRON DUST - Reflections installed at Havel Foundation in Prague, 2017

IRON DUST - Reflections installed at Havel Foundation in Prague, 2017

Full versions of the films in English, Czech and Italian languages.

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