Carlo Scarpa Hall
curated by Pippo Ciorra, Elena Motisi
In 2016, the artists Nina Fischer (1965) and Maroan el Sani (1966) worked with the museum to make a film in various areas of the capital: Freedom of movement is a project that calls for integration between peoples as the driving force for social innovation and the civic and economic success of a country.
Evoking the Olympic marathon from Rome 1960, in which the Ethiopian Abebe Bikila conquered the African continent’s first gold medal, running barefoot and becoming a sporting legend and a symbol of the Africa that was freeing itself of colonialism, the artists have recontextualised amidst Rome’s rationalist architecture, a new race involving refugees and immigrants staking a claim to their “freedom of movement”, also understood as the possibility of being welcomed in another country.
Freedom of Movement
three-channel video installation, HD, 9:45 min, 2017
Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani.
Commissioned and co-produced by MAXXI
Funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Additional support for the production was provided by: Galerie Eigen+Art, Berlin/Leipzig and Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome/Brussels
Special thanks to Liberi Nantes, Emmaus School of Maenza and FENDI
Technical contribution: Istituto Luce