GRADISCA | Video Art Day#War Remembrance

26.01.2017 | Past events and exhibitions

January, Saturday 28th, 2017 from 05:00 to 07:00 p.m. – at Via Piazzale Unità d’Italia – Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy

The event has no entry fee


A suggestive spread video art event will take place on the soil of many Italian and foreign cities: screenings of video art under the arcades of historical centers like Trieste, Gradisca d’Isonzo, Pordenone, Rome, Padua, Venice and Toronto.

In each city is projected a different video, connected to the topic of the female perspective on war’s legacies.

The projection events can be followed directly from the B#Side War App, launched for the occasion: the App is completely free, and allows to reserve seats for the festival performances and video screening, guided tours to exhibitions and installations, as well as to download catalogs and artist’s portfolios.

From 5pm to 7pm will be projected in Gradisca d’Isonzo, the finnish artist Arja Kärkkäinen’s artwork “City of Sigmund”. The artist, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and backed by a rich artistic curriculum, introduceS this work, realized in 2016, with these words: “Streets as ink pressed into folding of a paper sheet. Butterfly shaped spots and stains, cues; remains of people. City of Sigmund is a serial try-out to capture places that do not need people, or nothing, anymore. A sight of weary tiger in the hunt of a zebra herd; lost chances and places in which one can only move towards the next one; marking a spot for a Man. Everything is so well that one could as well disappear.”

“City of Sigmund” explores the city and architecture of Vienna one hundred years after the First World conflict, creating new images where symmetries create an impression of a simultaneously real and abject cityscape.


In collaboration with the Municipality of Gradisca d’Isonzo and Art for The World

B#Side War app was realised with the contribution of Cariplo, Fitzcarraldo, FUnder35 and developed by Neos Logos s.r.l.

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Arja Kärkkäinen's artwork “City of Sigmund”Arja Kärkkäinen's artwork “City of Sigmund”