Quest’estate le zanzare sarrano più cattive

Italien 2010, Experimental, 6' | Director, Screenplay, DoP, Sound Silvia De Gennaro | Production Silvia De Gennaro, Assaus | Contact Silvia de Gennaro

»The most used words by media and politicians are: alert, danger and catastrophe.«
Silvia De Gennaro

What happens when the media blow up midges into a plague of dangerous insects is the subject of Quest’estate le zanzare sarrano più cattive. The film title is the heading of a newspaper article. In Claudia De Gennaro's film, this symbolises the kind of journalism that doe not inform the reader but makes him afraid. The protagonist locks herself up in a darkroom so that she can weave a spider's web to cope with the plague of evil insects.

SILVIA DE GENNARO lives in Rome and works across disciplines. Her work can be found in private collections and in the National Museum of Modern Art in Alexandria. Some of her paintings were used by Cristina Comencini for the film Matrimoni. Together with architect Alessio Scarale she has created projects in different genres. But the emphasis of De Gennaro's work lies in media art. In 2007, her video work Studio Per Una Macchina Riproduttiva -Appunti Dal Quaderno Di Dio was premiered at the Biennale in Florence in the New Media section. Her video Reality, which in 2008 won an award at Magmart – Video Under Vulcano, can be seen in the permanent collection of the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples.

Films by Silvia de Gennaro (Selection)
Uomo Donna Risonanze Interne 2010
Plancton 2012 2010
Look Up 2008
Penelope 2008
Lo Spazio Della Memoria 2008
Reality 2007
Sensual Feast 2006
Corpi a Perdere 2006
Studio Per Una Macchina Riproduttiva – Appunti Dal Quaderno Di Dio 2005

Silvia De Gennaro
Experimental, Short Film
Focus: Now What