n°6 – October 19, Video

The militant soul of the video during the digital age

Frame da SOLO Limoni, video, 2001. Archivio Giacomo Verde


The essay aims to explore the video production in its militant manifestations, in a period between the 90s and 2000s, a period marked by the spread of digital and Internet technologies. Observing the contemporary video-arts practices that move on the path of civil commitment, means unraveling historical, methodological, terminological and phenomenological issues. The analysis does not offer an exhaustive mapping of the use of video in a militant function, but it takes account of their current configuration and their relationship of continuity / discontinuity with the historical roots (the experiences of the 1960s films and videotapes of the 1970s) starting from a survey of studies and discussions in which terms and operations were negotiated during the periods under review.

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Flavia Dalila D'Amico is a scholar and curator in the field of performing arts. Her research interests address the intersections of bodies, political subjectivities and technologies in the field of performing arts. In 2016 she got the title of PhD in Music and Entertainment at Sapienza University of Rome, with a thesis that investigates the relationship between disabilities and the theater, which merged into the volume Lost in Translation. Disabilities on stage (Bulzoni, 2021). She takes care of the communication of the Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo in Rome and of the Fuori Programma International Dance Festival.