AAIR, Antwerp (BE) 24-25 APR. 2020|
Irina Jasnowski Pascual presents a new, special episode of the artist-driven television programme Arresti Domiciliari. The programme revolves around Portia di Plastica, a fictional Italian movie star who is locked in her home under house arrest and passes her days watching television. For this episode, which was made over the course of the past year, Jasnowski Pascual invited twelve students of artist Harald Thys at the Beaux-Arts in Paris to create the content that Portia watches. The essence of this project was to set up a collective creative process in which every artist could be, sometimes at the same time, cameraperson, editor, set designer or light technician, depending on their different artistic practices.
The artists began shooting last spring at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network in New York, but were interrupted when the city went in lockdown. Reality and fiction merged into a weird parallel world: while they were dressing up as zombies in the television studio, a virus was taking over the world. In the state of New York, access to public television is mandatory. This made it possible for the artists to use professional filming equipment and share their show with a potentially large audience during these confined times. The film will be finalized during a series of workshops at AAIR, in the context of Irina Jasnowski Pascual’s three-month residency in the spring of 2021.
The film premiere will be organized as a continuous screening in the weekend of 24.04 and 25.04.2021, from 12:00 to 18:00 at AAIR and will simultaneously be broadcast online via AAIR TV, with a live-streamed introduction by the artist. Due to the corona measures, we can only receive six visitors at a time. Please register for your desired time slot and bring your mouth mask.
In collaboration with Etablissement d’en face, Brussels and Escautville, Antwerp.
With the support of the Flemish government.