by Federica FOGLIA
2020 / 16mm & 35mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 4' 00
In 1962 Ernesto De Martino traveled to the South of Italy for his ethnographic research and shot "La Taranta." A study around women who were poisoned by a Tarantula bite while harvesting in the fields. The remedy against the deadly poison was a folk dance called Taranta. The women danced the poison out of their bodies with the help of local musicians and priests
I reappropriated the footage to proposes a different angle of the story surrounding these women..
|distribution format||Digital file on server (FHD)|
|screen||16/9 (single screen)|
|rental fee||32,00 €|