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Presidenzia Italiana 2/07/03

Presidenzia Italiana 2/07/03 (2003), which will be shown in the 17th Biennale of Sydney, is a ten-minute video referencing the notorious exchange between Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, and the German socialist Martin Schulz at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, during which Berlusconi famously suggested that Schulz would be perfectly cast and better suited as a Nazi concentration camp guard in a forthcoming film. This exchange has been absurdly scored as if it were an eighteenth-century Italian opera sung by French soprano Maud Gnidzaz. Jota Castro’s critical artistic practice, biting and humorous in turns, seeks to expose, criticise and break down oppressive political and social structures.


Presidenzia Italiana 2/07/03, 2003, video, 6 mins.