APOTROPIA (Antonella MIGNONE / Cristiano PANEPUCCIA) (Italy)
Entertainment Division 2014 Excellence Award4 min. 30 sec.
Kintsugi is a video-dance work based on an autobiographical story. In 2003, MIGNONE and PANEPUCCIA had a road accident, the serious consequences of which drastically changed their lives. In order to create this dance-for-camera piece, MIGNONE used the crutches that had accompanied her for years. Kintsugi, the Japanese technique of mending broken ceramics with goldfilled resin, is used as a poetic metaphor for physical and emotional healing processes. This technique has its roots in the belief that the object is more valuable and beautiful with its history revealed. A girl faces her journey of healing through the search for a new balance. Her tears turn into golden resin that repairs her scars. The absorption and transformation of trauma leads to the development of new possibilities.