KINTSUGI

2014, Single Channel Video, HD, Sound, 4:30 min

Scars are visible remnants of the events that caused them. Very often these events were of a traumatic nature. “Kintsugi”, which means “golden joinery”, is the Japanese technique of mending broken ceramics with resin dusted or mixed with gold. Every repaired piece of ceramic ends up with a unique pattern of bands of gold resulting from the random nature of the break lines. The technique has roots in the belief that the object is more valuable and beautiful if it reveals its history. Bodies also tell us their story. Some of them even do so quite vocally.

 

Apotropia Kintsugi

Apotropia Kintsugi

 

APOTROPIA is an artist duo formed by Antonella Mignone und Cristiano Panepuccia. In their works, the pair explores the interface between dance, the performing arts and electronic audiovisual production. Using light, sound, motion, bodies and time, APOTROPIA creates works that explore the philosophical, anthropological and scienti c elements of human nature. APOTROPIA’s works have been exhibited internationally at festivals including the Japan Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica, WRO Media Art Biennale and many others.