"ABISSO": artist interview

Melissa Ramos (Other), Sarah Pini (Performer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual productsResearch

Abstract

ABISSO is a short dance film developed in 2018 by Sarah and Ruggero Pini. Ruggero is a video maker and director of photography based in Shanghai and Sarah is an anthropologist and former professional dancer based is Sydney.
The material depicted in this video was recorded in 2007 and 2010 in Bologna (Italy) and in 2014 in Tenerife (Spain) as part of a larger project documenting Sarah’s experience of illness. This video exploration applies a phenomenological approach and autoethnographic analysis to the experience of cancer.
ABISSO acts as a visual metaphor of Sarah’s inner landscape during her medical journey. The underwater images depict the last dance Sarah performed with her original blood. Several months later she successfully underwent a stem cells transplant which radically transformed her body and immune system.
As a performative act, ABISSO marks the acknowledgment of Sarah's deepest fear and the courage to embrace her fate.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherDance Cinema
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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Artist
Dance
Stem Cells
Journey
Illness
Fate
Visual Metaphor
Director of Photography
Underwater
Immune System
Courage
Spain
Blood
Italy
Shanghai
Cancer
Bologna
Anthropologists
Dancers

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Ramos, M. (Other), & Pini, S. (Performer). (2019). "ABISSO": artist interview. Digital or Visual products, Dance Cinema. Retrieved from https://www.dancecinema.org/abisso.html
Ramos, Melissa (Other) ; Pini, Sarah (Performer). / "ABISSO" : artist interview. [Digital or Visual products].
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