MALACARNE Movie Night: Short films by Alice Gosti and MALACARNE [In-Person Only]

This event took place on Oct 22, 2022

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member


MALACARNE Movie Night: An evening of short films created by Alice Gosti and MALACARNE

A series of dance films made from 2020 to 2022 with MALACARNE long-time collaborators Alice Gosti, Alyza Del-PanMonley, Lorraine Lau, Kaitlin McCarthy, and June Zandona as well as many new ones including Fox Whitney, Vladimir Kremenović, Luca Truffarelli, and Dominique See.

MALACARNE is interested in the way that history, place, and politics enter the body and condition the way we relate and move. These are a series of films in which place and bodies dance together.

Films feature music by Nordra (Monika Khot), Olga Wojciechowska, and Ings.

Films in this program:

a casa (7:35 min)

A black and white grounded dream-scape.
Heavy like these marble sculptures of random important people pointing and gesturing.
Memories as we visit the ancestors.
Memories as we visit each other.
Sometimes two really old friends find each other back home – a casa.
Sometimes we can still get stuck.
Somewhere, for a really long time. Until it’s time to come home.
Because we don’t really know where we want to be.
Or where we should go.
The way the marble feels warm in the summer, the way that grapes taste, the way water touches my body, the way grass cuts little tiny cuts on your skin, the sounds of the sparrow and the cicadas in the summer.
Who I was. Meets who I am. Meets who I will be.
This is the only way I know how to smile to you.

a casa

by Luca Truffarelli and Alice Gosti
Music by Olga Wojciechowska
Texts by Italo Calvino
Special thanks to Margherita Pispola, Marco Pelliccia and Roberto Baldinelli
Luca – Instagram @luca_truffarelli
Alice – Instagram @gostiaa @malacarneco
Olga’s web-site

Filmed in 2020 in Perugia, Italy.

keys to my city (13:42 min)

In keys to my city, Italian-born dancer and choreographer Alice Gosti and her collaborators Lorraine Lau and Alyza DelPan-Monley perform movements wearing a dress made of keys. keys to my city was first a live performance conceived by Gosti in 2016, as she was considering ways to create art out of ordinary objects. “I was looking at objects that are around us constantly. The image of the keys was coming back to me,” she says. Obsessed with the idea of creating a dress made of keys, Gosti set to work creating the first iteration of the dress, collecting thousands of broken, discarded, and unfinished keys from locksmiths in Seattle, Washington. The dress is composed of more than 1,500 keys, and weighs approximately 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms).

The Vilcek Foundation partnered with Gosti to produce keys to my city.

The Vilcek Foundation Article that accompanied the publishing of the video >

keys to my city

by Alice Gosti
Executive Producers: Rick Kinsel, Kayla Clifford & The Vilcek Foundation
Directed by the Craig Brothers
Producers: We Are Films, MALACARNE & John C. Robinson
Created with Lorraine Lau & Alyza DelPan-Monley
Performed by Alice Gosti, Lorraine Lau & Alyza DelPan-Monley
Music by Nordra
Audio post production by Adam Wolcott Smith
Special thanks to the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University & The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Filmed in 2021 at the Duke House, NYU, New York.

tiny spaces for imperfect journeys

Imperfect site-responsive dance films created in vintage trailers.

This is a set of two short site-responsive dance films created specifically for the vintage trailers they were filmed in – the Shasta and the JC Penny. These films were created as part and during Sou’wester Arts Week 2021, an annual week-long event that takes place at the historical Sou’wester lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort.

  • Sasha (5:31 min)

About the trailer from the Sou’wester website:

The Shasta
The 1950s Shasta is an absolute delight for one person. It is part of our Rustic collection and has all the basics: water, electricity, and heat. This cozy private pod has a simple stovetop for cooking and an original bench-style seating nook surrounded by windows. A great getaway for people who appreciate minimal and intimate. The Shasta sits at the South/Cente r of the grounds at the end of a gravel drive near the Pavillion, Deer, and Aloha Campers. Guests staying in this accommodation are welcome to use any of our three heated, private/public bathrooms & showers in the nearby pavilion.

  • JC Penny (14:36 min)

About the trailer from the Sou’wester website:

JC Penny: (full bed + daybed)
The JC Penny is named after the former manufactured home that once stood in its place. It is a stylish 1952 Spartanette privately situated on the SW corner of our grounds facing the coastal forest. This is a great space offers privacy and has a picnic table and firepit. It showcases the art of Larry Yes and has lots of vintage flairs.

tiny spaces
for imperfect journeys

Created by Alice Gosti with Alyza DelPan-Monley, Vladimir Kremenović, Fox Whitney
Performed by Alyza DelPan-Monley, Vladimir Kremenović, Fox Whitney and Alice Gosti
Photography by Vladimir Kremenović
Editing by Alice Gosti
Sound Composition / Music by Ings
Produced by MALACARNE
With support by Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards and Sou’wester Arts Week.

Filmed in 2021 at Sou’wester, Oregon.

this is concrete (16 min)

this is concrete is a site-responsive dance film created for and in collaboration with the Fort Worden Historical State Park in Washington. The fort was initially constructed to protect the Puget Sound from invasion by sea. Its batteries convey a natural sense of movement and mechanics with networks of rooms, staircases, doors and windows that the piece translates through dance.

Staged within concrete military batteries, this immersive and site-responsive dance film examines: “concrete” as an adjective and noun, something built to last forever, even outlast humanity; the powerful way nature takes over the imposing concrete batteries; the irony behind a construction that became obsolete before it was ever used; the park’s Chinese Gardens, a historic place of resistance for local immigrants; the fort’s history as a training location and diagnostic and treatment center for troubled youth; and how a group of womxn dancers engage a landscape designed specifically with men in mind.

this is concrete

Created by Alice Gosti with Alyza DelPan-Monley, Lorraine Lau, Dominique See and Kaitlin McCarthy
Performed by Alyza DelPan-Monley, Lorraine Lau, Dominique See and Kaitlin McCarthy
Directed by Alice Gosti and June Zandona
Edited by June Zandona
Cinematography by Sara Mustelin
Camera work by Sara Mustelin, June Zandona, & Casey Grosso
Additional editing, Color Correction and Titles by Anastasia Babenko
Sound Composition / Music by Monika Knot – Nordra
Photos by Absalom Shantz Produced by MALACARNE
Created as part of the Centrum Northwest Heritage Residencies
With support by Centrum and the NPN Documentation and Storytelling Fund

Filmed in 2021 at Fort Worden National Park in Port Townsend, Washington.

This project is supported by the National Performance Network (NPN) Documentation & Storytelling Initiative. The NPN Documentation & Storytelling Initiative is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:

Centrum’s Northwest Heritage Residencies were made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant. This program was presented by Centrum in partnership with Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) in order to support the exploration of place through arts and culture.

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