What we do Mostra 2017

Fiamme negli Archivi. Frammenti nella memoria di canepovolto

Martina Angelotti

28.02.2017 — 2.04.2017

On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, Careof wants to imagine an archive theme for an exhibition that wants to be not only a form of historicizing, static and didactic, but a curved path, which surfs between languages ​​and devices that have characterized the production of moving images and sounds of these last three decades.

canecapovolto is the author of this dive. With their production, just as (almost) thirty years, which continues unabated in the immense southern Italy, and their constant attention to the media, to the tools and devices, the group has been invited to create a solo show that sum an idea of archive to archive, through a personal path that can not be separated, as well as by the choice of the works, also by its media. In all these years canecapovolto went through different camera tools, editing and playback. At the same time those who followed them, viewed the works passing from old VHS of TV cathodic tube to the dvd for lcd monitor till files on video platforms. This not only changed the intimate perception and personal vision but has affected, to date, even on the collective willingness of the “product" video, shifting the practice of possession to the practice of access. Their archive of images and sounds is always alive and helpful, almost always on fire. Never interrupt the lifeline that regenerates continuously in the timeline of their thinking.

Fiamme negli archivi also presents a selection of the archive of sounds produced by Scuola FuoriNorma a multidisciplinary program founded by canepavolto to maintain a constant relationship between theory and creative work practices. The audio archive will be available for the duration of the exhibition to sensitive and refined ears.


Canecapovolto was born in Catania in 1992.

In a continuos experimentation, supported by the use of different tools and media, as acoustic films, video, installations, happenings and collages, canecapovolto develops an investigation on the expressive possibilities of vision and perception, using original techniques to treat and manipulate the images.
Starting from cinema, so from visual and sound experiments initially related to short film in super-8, the group resorts to using different practices of audio-video production, “sabotaging” the starting mediatic image with the aim of implementing displacement strategies. Much attention is paid to investigate the scientific matrix of communication and its spectators reaction.