Ehdenya

video performance

2015

 

conception & direction _ Cristina Ghinassi
images _ Walid Abdelnour
video & sound editing _ Cristina Ghinassi
iconography & photographic postcards  _ Futura Tittaferrante

support _ In_Ocula, Roberto Cimetta Foundation and Regione Emilia Romagna
co-production _ Marie Claire Camilleri and Matt Brown
in collaboration with _ Film Street Pictures (Malta) and Do – nucleo culturale (Italy)

duration 30’

 

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Is it still possible to talk about a hero nowadays?
If so, then in what way?

 

Ehdenya project is born in Beirut where Cristina Ghinassi and Walid Abdelnour meet and start to collaborate together. Afterwards, on the Mediterranean Island where the Homeric heros’ actions took place, they wander between natural landscapes and wastelands trying to uncover a contemporary and personal definition of the hero today: underneath the mask and myth hides an out-of-focus and troubled character. A restless being looking for itself neither protected by deities nor destined to any epic actions. It is instead doomed to reveal its most intimate and frail facets.

Through her own gaze, Futura Tittaferrante will also be capturing their trials and experiments, with photos that are reflexive on the work and that will add another layer to the timeline over which it evolves.

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promo video (3′)

extract from the video projected during Ehdenya performance (12′)