Collective residencies / The purple meridians / Olot
From Wednesday, 15 June 2022 to Friday, 17 June 2022
She is a filmmaker and visual artist working between narrative, non-fiction film and moving image art.
Her work has been featured at the Locarno Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Harvard Art Museum, and Film at Lincoln Center among other venues. She has participated in residency programs and workshops in Europe and the United States, and her work has been supported by the Roberto Cimetta Fund, the Valletta 2018 Foundation and New York State Council for the Arts among others. She has been a featured artist at the Mediterranea 18 Biennale and the Syros International Film Festival.
In addition to her solo career, she has also produced work as part of the artistic duo Nusquam, dedicated to critical interrogations of Mediterranean geographies, histories and identities.
She holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (US), an MA from the University of Provence (FR), and a BA in Philosophy from Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna (IT). In 2019-20 she was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program – Studio Program. She teaches filmmaking at School of Visual Arts and Wagner College in New York City.
I participate in the project "The Purple Meridians", an international meeting with 16 female filmmakers from different countries (Catalonia, Kurdistan, Italy, Greece), to discuss the difficulties faced by professionals with a female identity and non-binary people in the film and audiovisual industry, to break down the borders they have encountered and to make proposals for improvement, creating a network of support and exchange for future collaborations on an axis that crosses that crosses whole of Europe, from its eastern to its western border.
Faberllull Olot is a perfect place to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of nature while concentrating on your work and interacting with the other residents of The Purple Meridians.
The residence is located in a beautiful hotel, the rooms are spacious and the views of the hills are gorgeous. Pepa and Gavina - who are in charge of the residence - were very friendly and smiling. It was very helpful to have access to the meeting room and kitchen.
Dinner time all together was great and continuing the conversations started at the discussion and debate days at the garden table was a pleasure.
The residency was a very inspiring and productive time for all of us. We are also very grateful for the complementary activities to the residency, especially the screening at the Truffaut - El Moderno cinemas in Girona, which gave us the opportunity to see our own productions together on the big screen, and which encouraged us to continue along the path of The Purple Meridans project.