L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Welcome Palermo

Welcome Palermo


Italy | 2019 | 1 h 2 min
Italian |
Subtitles: English
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In 2018, for Manifesta 12 in Palermo, MASBEDO transformed an old van into Videomobile, a laboratory on wheels. This curious vehicle, equipped with a stage for performances and interviews, became a multichannel interactive installation. Welcome Palermo, dedicated to the relationship between that city and the cinema, covers the project’s evolution. Interviews with Palermo’s mayor Leoluca Orlando, princess Vittoria Alliata di Villafranca e Valguarnera, daughter of Francesco Alliata, founder of the film production company Alliata Films, musicologist Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, nephew of the writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sister Cornelia of San Paolo Film who selected films for distribution in the parish cinema circuit, alternate with archival material and performances by artists and ordinary Palermo citizens who recite questions on sexuality asked by Pier Paolo Pasolini in his film Comizi d’amore.
Also presented:
40th International Festival of Films on Art, Canada (2022)
Kino Der Kunst, Germany (2020)
CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, New Vision Award, Denmark (2020)
Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film and contemporary art festival, Italy (2019)
Director MASBEDO
Production In Between Art Film
Editing Cristina Sardo
Cinematographer MASBEDO




MASBEDO MASBEDO is an artistic duo formed by Nicolò Massazza (1973) and Iacopo Bedogni (1970). They have been working together since 1999 and currently live in Milan and Piacenza. MASEBEDO’s works have been exhibited in museums, biennials and institutions around the world, like: GAMeC Bergamo, Fondazione ICA Milan, MAMM Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Manifesta12 Palermo, Kunstlaboratorium Vestfossen Oslo, Centre Pompidou/​Forum des Immages Paris, Marta Herford, Reggia Venaria Reale Turin, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Nomas Foundation, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya Barcelona, DA2 Domus Artium Salamanca, MART Rovereto, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Basel Film Hong Kong Arts Centre, Fondazione Merz, Leopold Museum Wien, MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Turin, Art Unlimited Basel, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Linz, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky Castle Warsaw, CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno Las Palmas, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 53.Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte la Biennale di Venezia, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Daily Routine (2020)
Welcome Palermo (2019)
The Lack (2014)
Tralalà (2012)
Ten Insects to feed (2006)

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