Daniela Lucato

Smoke

2021

Smoke is a reflection during COVID about our concept of space.

How do we feel it when we are forced to use space in a different way?

How are our feelings changing, the way we also perceive time in the same space?

I titled this work Smoke because it is the image that comes to my mind when I think about this moment: symbolically it represents the unclear way we look now at the world, it is a temporary vision but it changes the way we perceive everything.

Which kind of projections do we have about us in relation to our environment: are our longings changing? Or are we the same people with a different consciousness?

Who are we in this new constellation?

BIO

Daniela Lucato started playing theatre in Padua (Italy) parallel to her studies at the university. After her degree in Philosophy she moved to Rome, Wellington and finally Berlin where she works as an actress/filmmaker. The Birthday (2014), her first short film written/directed in mandarin/english language, has been officially selected from 25 international festivals (among these Micgenero, Frameline, ShanghaiPride where the film was also nominated for the best cinematography). In 2015 she founded Connecting Fingers Company. For the time being (2018) received the award as best international short film at DUAF/ Tribeca Film Center. In 2019 she wrote/directed the experimental short film Vieni and in 2020 the narrative short Mamma dorme (Mommy’s sleeping). During Covid-19 she wrote/performed/directed the short film My name is Sami.

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