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March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition

(SELF)EXHIBITIONS

Directed by: 
FLORENCIA ALIBERTI
14'
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Friday, March 31, 2017 - 18:00
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 20:00
Written by: 
Florencia Aliberti
Editing: 
Florencia Aliberti
Sound: 
Florencia Aliberti
Producer: 
Florencia Aliberti
Production: 
Nanouk Films
Romanian Premiere
Screened at IDFA Amsterdam, “(Self)exhibitions is a found footage documentary film made with home movies, that approaches to new forms of self-representation and exhibition of our intimacy on the internet and in social networks. Confessional and private experiences, turned public and exposed on the web, giving rise to new self-narratives that become part of a spontaneous circuit of imitations, recurrences and replies between web users, determining the way we show ourselves. The film is the final result of a series of short pieces (from 3 to 5 minutes) conceived for a video-installation.” (Festival Scope)
Director: 

Florencia Aliberti

Florencia Aliberti studied film direction in Buenos Aires, received a degree in philosophy from the University of Barcelona and an MA in Film Studies from the University Pompeu Fabra. She works mainly as an editor / filmmaker in the field of documentary and experimental film and video. Interested in the appropriation of images to create new narratives, her recent work has focused on new forms of self-representation on the Internet and new media. She has participated in various festivals or exhibitions, such as: IDFA, BFI London Film Festival, Biennial of Moving Image of Buenos Aires (rewarded with the Jury Prize), BAFICI Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires, Contemporary Cultural Centre Barcelona (CCCB), among others.

Contact: 
flor.aliberti[at]gmail[dot]com
Festivals, awards: 
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA 2015
  • Go Short Nijmegen 2016
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2016
  • Kassel Documentary and Film Festival 2016
  • ZubrOFFka International Short Film Festival 2016
  • London Film Festival 2016
Curatorial comment:
The very first YouTube video back in 2005 was pretty tame: it had Jawed Karim, one of the online video channel’s founders, at the San Diego Zoo. Its title, however, was revealing: Me at the Zoo. And it’s that first little word that’s the giveaway. Over the subsequent 10 years, YouTube has become the go-to tool of the self-promotion era. The billion viewers per month milestone was passed in 2013, and some 60 hours of footage is currently uploaded every minute. And it’s not all home videos of cats, bloopers in the backyard or birthday parties. The predominant subject is me. For her video installation, Florencia Aliberti collected videos made by YouTube users in intimate, vulnerable moments: fretting about their weight or coming out of the closet to their parents. The line between self-expression and exhibitionism seems thin on the Internet, where these videos’ pretence of domesticity and familiarity contrasts starkly with their worldwide dissemination. This blurring of the lines between private and public inevitably evokes feelings of shame, amazement and irritation. The most striking thing is how uniform the scenes we see are. Vloggers respond to and imitate one another. YouTube – home of the most individual form of expression – becomes the great leveler. (IDFA Amsterdam)