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Cinema di Seconda Mano #1

16-17 May 2019
Controra, Piazza Dettori, 3 – Cagliari

Cinema di Seconda mano (Second hand Cinema) is project focused on research, experimentation and cinema dissemination, which investigates the potential of pre-existing images to create new visions.

Within the project we organize screenings, concerts, performances, meetings. Cinema di Seconda mano is Research Cinema that reuse the existent, uses already used material, already produced, already included in other works, to produce new works, ad infinitum.


Project by L’Ambulante
Curators: Gaetano Crivaro e Margherita Pisano
Artistic director: Gaetano Crivaro
Partner: Società Umanitaria – Cineteca Sarda di CagliariRapporto Confidenziale
With the contribution of: Regione autonoma della Sardegna / Regione Autònoma de Sardigna, Assessorato della Pubblica Istruzione, beni culturali, informazione, spettacolo e sport / Assessoradu de s’Istrutzione, benes culturales, informatzione, ispetàculu e isport

Cinema di Seconda Mano #2

(Cinema di seconda mano / Second-Hand Cinema) This is the second edition of a film festival dedicated to “archive-based films” which has been curated and conceived by L’Ambulante and which is held from the 23rd of October 2019 till the 29th of January 2020, at the space Controra, in Piazza G.M. Dettori 3, in Cagliari.

What is the Second-Hand Cinema?

By second-hand cinema, we mean a type of research and experimental cinema, based on the recycling of “archive” images which investigate, interpret, modify, reconstruct and give a new meaning to a series of pre-existing images, thus producing a new artwork endowed with a different sense.

Why talking about pre-existing images and not simply archive images?
An image, in itself, becomes archive the very moment after it has been stared at. Therefore, not the archive or the archive images, but rather the images as such are the starting point for an artwork construction. An archive is an images stock, a catalogue, organized accordingly to some specific categories. There are official archives and “minor” archives, archives for family and personal memories, as well as archives connected to a territory, to an historical period or to a specific social condition and so on.

Quoting Jean-Luc Godard in one of the films of the festival: “The cinema lies”. The image is not the “ultimate truth”. Therefore, the archive image is no longer a construction of an immutable memory, it can’t be considered as a document. Through these movies, we want to leave the combination of history-memory inspired by the archive, we want to look to the image as an image capable to build not “the” history but one or some of the thousand possible histories in a perpetual concatenation between present and past time, between film action and interpretation, between research, translation, and re-shaping.

When we chose the films for the festival, we were thus guided by this consideration about time and temporality in cinema, aimed at building a new kind of temporality – the present time of the vision. 13 movies, all very different from each other, leading us into a path that is meditation about time, history, and memory all together; a reflection on cinema, but also and above all on the images that bombard our present time.


23 Ottobre 2019, ore 20
“’77 No Commercial Use” di Luis Fulvio

8 Novembre 2019, ore 20
“Il Canto dei nuovi emigranti” di Felice D’Agostino e Arturo Lavorato

13 Novembre 2019, ore 20
“Metal y Melancolía” di Heddy Honigmann

20 Novembre 2019, ore 20
“Sans Soleil” di Chris Marker

11 Dicembre 2019, ore 21
“La impresión de una guerra” di Camilo Restrepo
+ “I signed the petition” di Mahdi Fleifel

18 Dicembre 2019, ore 21
“Motu Maeva” di Maureen Fazendeiro
+ “Ausonia” di Giulia Camba e Elisa Meloni

12 Gennaio 2020, ore 16
“Djamilia” di Aminatou Echard

15 Gennaio 2020, ore 20
“Absolute Beginner” di Daniele Maggioni
+ “A festa e os Cães” di Leonardo Muramateus

22 Gennaio 2020, ore 20
“L’Impero della Perfezione” di Julien Faraut

29 Gennaio 2020, ore 20
“The image you missed” di Dónal Foreman


Ass. L’ambulante

Artistic direction
Gaetano Crivaro

Generale organization
Margherita Pisano

Gaetano Crivaro
Alberto Diana
Margherita Pisano

Luca Carboni

Press office
Valentina Pisano

Rapporto Confidenziale

With the contribution of
Regione Autonoma della Sardegna

Cinema di Seconda Mano #3

The “Second-Hand Cinema” festival is a viewing circuit investigating a type of research cinema, based on the recycling of “archive images”. When you refer to this sort of cinema, you will automatically think of the film roll. What if the video which is re-used to produce a new artwork was the result of a digital process? What if PIXELS replaced the film rolls?
Regardless of the origins of the images, “Second-Hand Cinema” focuses on the handling of sounds, images, and imaginaries, and on their re-use. That’s what all cinema is, a huge archive, an immense tank. However, in a digital era where everything is immediately accessible, everything is also immediately archived/discarded.
In this third edition of “Second-Hand Cinema”, we will, through a series of meetings and film screenings, explore new worlds and workshops, art factories, and meet cinema makers who take what has been discarded and transforme it into living material.



7th of October 2020
8:00 pm – Hostel Marina – Scalette San Sepolcro – Cagliari.

Presentation of REMIX
Compositions of archives, web, social media, and media representations. Attended by some of the authors.

Carta Urgente (Urgent Paper) by Alberto Diana 12 min.
Instructions Not Included by Vittoria Soddu 10 min.
1871 – 1986 by Luca Carboni 4 min.
Corpo a Corpo (Close Combat) by Alessandro Penta 10 min.
Dominio Pubblico (Public Domain) by Carolina Valencia and Riccardo Giacconi
REMIX-remix by AA.VV. 13 min.


20th of October 2020
8:00 pm – Cineteca Sarda – Viale Trieste 126, Cagliari.

Arbatax by Helena Falabino realized as part of Refaming Home Movies
Blue Screen by Riccardo Bolo and Alessandro Arfuso realized in the context of the Zavatti Award
Immersioni (Immersions) by Ferruccio Goia short film as part of Alfabeto Sardo
Ma-Ma by Daniele Atzeni short film as part of Le storie che saremo

Helena Falabino and Antonello Zanda will attend for Arbatax and Re-framing Home movies, Alessandro Arfuso for Blue screen, Daniele Maggioni for Alfabeto Sardo, Daniele Atzeni and Nicola Contini for Ma-Ma and Le storie che saremo.


21st of October 2020
7:00 pm – Cineteca Sarda – Viale Trieste 126, Cagliari.

Film screenings and presentations from MUTA FESTIVAL
The Muta Festival, held in Peru, has seen 5 editions and it’s completely dedicated to the Re-appropriation Cinema.
They will be joining Second-Hand Cinema #3 and for the special occasion we will see some of the artworks born within the festival and also the presentation of the volume:

Screenings from Mutaciones ((Audio)) visuales: Enterrar la cara / Los Cazadores / Cinco Seis Veinte
Screenings of 14 variaciones de lo Intimo – work in progress AA.VV.
Presentation of the volume “La Memoria Muta – la apropriaciòn audiovisual en textos e imagenes”, edited by Elisa Arca, who will be live with us. Mr. Efraín Bedoya Schwartz, the Muta Festival Art Director, will be present too.


2nd of November 2020
8:00 pm – Brigada – Via Molise 56 – Cagliari.

Performance Cine-Sound in 16mm – Carta bianca a LaboLargent e Atelier MTK.


17th of November 2020
8:00 pm – Brigada – Via Molise 56 – Cagliari.

Il n’y aura plus de nuit by Eleonore Weber – 2020 (75 min.)


CDSM3 Poster

Cinema di Seconda mano #3

Curated by L’Ambulante
Artistic direction Gaetano Crivaro
General organization Margherita Pisano
Social media Valentina Pisano
Organization Alberta Raccis
Graphics Luca Carboni – Oreri
Photo Alessandro Di Naro

Realized with the contribution of
Regione Autonoma della sardegna L.R. 15/2006 – Contributi per la promozione della cultura cinematografica

With the partnership of
Società Umanitaria – Cineteca sarda di Cagliari

and the collaboration of
Atelier MTK
MUTA – Festival de apropriaciòn audiovisua