Francesco Bertocco (Casorate Primo, 1983).
Bertocco’s video Comunitad focuses on the theme of healing and medicine, highlighting its identity-affirming character. His focus goes to the contrast between traditional medicine and modern Western-style medicine.
In Comunitad the artist focuses on Chile: a country where the ethnic tension between the majority population and original ethnic groups, such as Mapuche, is unresolved.
Addressing the topic of political, ideological and socio-cultural choices underlying the concept of healing and medicine, Bertocco thus combines the issue of healing with the colonial and post-colonial dynamics that mark today’s world in all its aspects.
Starting from redefining scientific documentary as a genre, the artist investigates places of care and scientific research as complex systems, analysing their internal dynamics.
Said work was made possible thanks to the support of Italian Council (7th Edition, 2019), a project of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture aimed at promoting Italian contemporary art throughout the world.
- 30 August 2022