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Sud e magia

by Ale/M
Magic and superstition in the south (but not only) of Italy This list is inspired by the works of the anthropologist Ernesto De Martino (especially the book “Sud e magia”) and dedicated to the works of a little known documentarist : Luigi Di Gianni “The symbol of the taranta lends a figure to the formless, rhythm and melody to menacing silence, and color to the colorless in an assiduous quest of articulated and distinct passions, where a horizonless excitation alternates with a depression that isolates and closes off. This symbol offers a perspective for imagining, hearing and watching what we lack imagination for and are deaf and blind… Read more

Magic and superstition in the south (but not only) of Italy

This list is inspired by the works of the anthropologist Ernesto De Martino (especially the book “Sud e magia”) and dedicated to the works of a little known documentarist : Luigi Di Gianni

“The symbol of the taranta lends a figure to the formless, rhythm and melody to menacing silence, and color to the colorless in an assiduous quest of articulated and distinct passions, where a horizonless excitation alternates with a depression that isolates and closes off. This symbol
offers a perspective for imagining, hearing and watching what we lack imagination for and are deaf and blind to, and which nevertheless peremptorily asks to be imagined, heard and seen”
(E. De Martino, “The Land of Remorse”, translated by Dorothy L. Zinn)

Nel Mezzogiorno Qualcosa è Cambiato – [Carlo Lizzani. 1949]
Grazia e Numeri – [Luigi Di Gianni. 1962]
La Madonna di Pierno – [Luigi Di Gianni. 1965]
La Carrera – [Francesco Costabile, Assunta Nugne. 2013]

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