Plenty: Cocullo

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Cocullo (Nino Pezzella, 2000-06)Plenty: Cocullo
Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 19h
Event Gallery
96 Teesdale Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PU

- Cocullo (Nino Pezzella, Italy, 16mm, colour, sound, 2000-06, 30 minutes)

Snakes alive! For the annual Festa dei Serpari in Cocullo, a statue of San Domenico is adorned with snakes and paraded through the village streets, escorted by bagpipes and a marching band. Traditional foods are prepared using time-honoured methods. Pezzella’s dynamic film collides sounds and images as it follows this extraordinary ritual and its participants.

Painter and filmmaker Nino Pezzella (born 1961, Wiesbaden) studied at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, where he now teaches life drawing. His current work documents the lives of the Femminielli in Naples.

Plenty proposes a new way of looking at artists’ films by showing only a single work, regardless of its duration. This free monthly screening series is selected by Mark Webber, and forms part of the "Brief Habits" programme curated by Shama Khanna.