Bimba col Pugno Chiuso / Screening/ Pianofabriek

Due to the strike on 15/12 Pianofabriek will be closed. The new date for the screening will be communicated soon.

Bimba Col Pugno Chiuso (Little Girl With Iron First) by Claudio di Mambro, Luca Mandrile, Umberto Migliaccio
Documentary, 58′, Italy, 2013
Giovanna Marturano is 101 years old. She is an antifascist, a partisan and a feminist. Little girl with iron fist narrates Giovanna’s life, from her earliest memories when as a child living in Rome she witnessed the rise of fascism in 1922, till the present. She has lived a long and eventful life against injustice and oppression because, she argues: “You can only but struggle, that’s a fact…”.
Two other features make this documentary unique. First, it is an animated documentary and second it is a grass-root production. As a result of a crowd funding campaign throughout Italy, 441 individuals and groups have pooled their resources together thus making this project possible. A century of Italian history is here narrated by a young 101 years old woman with irony and wit.
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Ciclope is Resisting!

Ciclope is a collective of audiovisual artists aiming today for an utopia, attempting to look from a different point of view. Ciclope is a group of resistant people who embarked in an explorative trip of the concept of Resistance to connect, experience, share and learn what resistance is through different languages, cultures, histories, materials. Ciclope is a single eye. A shot. A moment. An instant in time. Ciclope is a vision. Not single, not unique, but universal. A multiple vision through one single eye. Our third one. We are one.

From November till January, we will investigate, share, collaborate, propose and create within the context of Saint Gilles and in an ongoing  process of interaction with the city. Our aim is to discover and explore the forms and shapes of resistance together and within the city, by practising arts, as a form of resilience.

We want to actively involve the people and places of Saint Gilles, by offering artistic experiences, learning opportunities, moments of sharing, in a two way process of discovering the boundaries of the concept of resistance, where we place ourselves both as providers and participants of such discovery.

We will organise screenings, debates, perfomances, workshops, exhibitions, we will experience art and we will do it together with anyone who will want to experience it with us. Participation and Creativity are key in our travel.

Vernissage: Video/Storytelling EXPO in collaboration with CPAS of Saint-gilles-Friday 5th December 2014

This expo is part of the Ciclope asbl residency in Pianofabriek Culturencentrum with the theme resistance.(November/December 2014 and January 2015 ).
Welcome to our opening.


[en] Together with the Ciclope collective, we searched traces of resistance with a small group of newcomers attached to the CPAS of Saint-Gilles. How do they experience their new city ? What does resistance means in a context of migration and social vulnerability? The result of the cinematic process will be shown in the frame of the ‘resistance’ exhibition in Pianofabriek Culturencentrum

[fr] Avec le collective Ciclope, nous sommes allé à la recherche de traces de résistance chez un petit groupe de primo arrivants relié aux CPAS de Saint-Gilles. Comment vivent-ils leur nouvelle ville ? Que signifie ‘résistance’ dans un contexte de migration et de vulnérabilité sociale? Le résultat du processus cinématographique sera présentée dans le cadre de l’exposition ‘Resistance’ dans le Pianofabriek.

[nl] Samen met het Ciclope collectief, zijn we met een kleine groep nieuwkomers verbonden aan het OCMW van Sint-Gillis op zoek gegaan naar sporen van verzet. Hoe ervaren zij als vrouw hun nieuwe stad en wat betekent verzet in een context van migratie en maatschappelijke kwetsbaarheid? Het resultaat van het filmisch proces zal vertoond worden in het kader van de expo ‘Resistance’ in de Pianofabriek.

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Residency in Pianofabriek from 7th November till 1st of February.Theme: RESISTANCE.(Call for projects)

CICLOPE is going to curate  a residency for 3 months in Pianofabriek.(7th November-1st February)

The them is about Resistance.


you are more than welcome to the opening on 7th of November at 20:00 in the Expo space in Pianofabriek.

If you are interested to propose any activity(event, debate,performance,videos,films,installations) to participate in our residency, do not hesitate to write an email to :

we will come back to you with more information!


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Pietra Pesante by Davide Gambino Screening in Pianofabriek 28th April

PIETRA PESANTE (Heavy Stone), a film by Davide Gambino, Italy 2012, 55′, Italian (eng subtitles).

Awarded as Best Italian Documentary in Young Italian Filmmaker Prize 2013 at the New York Film Academy, NY Italian Institute of Culture and Guggenheim Museum

In an archaic Sicilian landscape, between sheep and sculpture, suspended between dream and reality, a particular man lives and works. Mixing Art and Nature as if he would be an alchemist. The film is set in a surreal western atmosphere, telling the exceptional ideas and projects of the shepherd-artist, Lorenzo Reina. Being a shepherd, unable to walk away from his place, he was driven by his ideas to create and travel in his own universe.Produced by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Sede Sicilia


The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Davide Gambino.

Free entrance, italian aperitivo after the screening with contribution.

screening in Pianofabriek 28th April 2014


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