Locarno Festival at Art Basel 2017
Filipa César’s new work Spell Reel (2017) will be shown as part of Art Basel’s collaboration with the Locarno Festival, now in its third year.
Art Basel will screen a premier program of 34 film and video works presented by the show’s participating galleries. As part of the collaboration with Art Basel, the Locarno Festival will present Spell Reel by Filipa César (represented by Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art) on Thursday, June 15th at 8pm. The film is the result of a multi-layered research and digitalization project that César initiated in 2011 with film directors Sana Na N’Hada and Flora Gomes. César’s film brings together restored vintage film from N’Hada and Gomes’ documentations of the liberation struggles in Guinea Bissau, incorporating new footage and commentary from their return to these remote locations. The screening will be followed by a Q&A between the director and programmer Sergio Fant of the Locarno Festival.
Screened at Stadtkino Basel, the Film program will run from Monday, June 12 to Saturday, June 17, 2017.
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