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Video, HD 16:9, color, sound, 11'

c-prints, variable size

Director and editor: Sissa Micheli
Cameraman: Klemens Kosher
Camera assistance: Marie-Therese Jakoubek
Assistant directors: Isolde Christandl, Carola Annoni
Costume consulting: Matthew Fenner


The video installation Sissa Michelis tackles the fragile clichéd image of Italy, which is stubbornly advertised to the outside world. In her video "Pinocchia don't lie to me!", models reminiscent of the "Veline" known from Italian TV, dressed in high heels and uniforms, promenade through the Palais Sternberg, the headquarters of the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna. They wear vibrating stacks of piled up ice cream wafers on their noses, with which they first caress each other, but which hinder them in their being in such a way that they gradually and brutally free themselves from them. This simple game makes one think of many things that are part of Italy's image today, such as the supremacy of outward appearances, an all-encompassing sexualization, and the ridiculousness to which the country was exposed, not least through politics. Bettine Susanne Ties (Article published in the "Dolomiten", on 31.5.2012)


The Senate of the Pinocchie, 2012THE SENATE OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 140x200 cm
The Mirror of the Pinocchie, 2012THE MIRROR OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Private Banking of the Pinocchie, 2012THE PRIVATE BANKING OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Musing of the Pinocchie, 2012THE MUSING OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Renaissance of the Pinocchie, 2012THE RENAISSANCE OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Building and Construction Industry of the Pinocchie, 2012THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Secret Councelling of the Pinocchie, 2012THE SECRET COUNCELLING OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Music Lesson of the Pinocchie, 2012THE MUSIC LESSON OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Dreaming Hours of the Pinocchie, 2012THE DREAMING HOURS OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Taming by the Pinocchie, 2012THE TAMING BY THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
The Sport Activities of the Pinocchie, 2012THE SPORT ACTIVITIES OF THE PINOCCHIE
2012
c-print, 66 x 100 cm
Pinocchie, 2012 PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
 Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
 Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Videostill PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
The Battlefield of the Pinocchie, 2012 PINOCCHIA! DON'T LIE TO ME.
2012
Videostill, Video, HD 16:9, Farbe, Ton, 11`
Poli d`attrazionePOLI D´ATTRAZIONE
Ausstellung Italienisches Kulturinstitut, 2012
Foto: Benedikt Kofler
Poli d`attrazionePOLI D´ATTRAZIONE
Ausstellung Italienisches Kulturinstitut, 2012
Foto: Benedikt Kofler
Poli d`attrazionePOLI D´ATTRAZIONE
Ausstellung Italienisches Kulturinstitut, 2012
Foto: Benedikt Kofler
Poli d`attrazionePOLI D´ATTRAZIONE
Ausstellung Italienisches Kulturinstitut, 2012
Foto: Benedikt Kofler
Poli d`attrazionePOLI D´ATTRAZIONE
Ausstellung Italienisches Kulturinstitut, 2012
Foto: Benedikt Kofler
Poli d`attrazionePOLI D´ATTRAZIONE
Ausstellung Italienisches Kulturinstitut, 2012
Foto: Benedikt Kofler