Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021

"Something Wrong"
NATALIA SAURIN & SILVIA LEVENSON

GLASS MEET THE FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2021

20 march 2021 - 04 april 2021

Synopsis

Sometimes homes become small time bombs just waiting to explode.

A couple prepares food in an entirely pink kitchen. The narrative begins with a woman, dressed pink, returning from the market. She begins to prepare the breadsticks, and she is soon joined by her man, whom she lovingly greets. They being to work together and the hostilities begin (asthey often will). It is exactly the most familiar people who can became alien; family members who turn into enemies, houses that turn into battlefields. Without camouflage, without any training, within this rarefied enviroment, people go to war; in some or most cases victims are also killers.

 

All of this happens seamlessy in an apparently striking normality, very ordinarily in fact. Silvia Levenson and Natalia Saurin worked together in several projects connected to the violence against women.

Since Silvia is Natalia’s mother they represent different generations and visions confronting against violence in the family.

Credits

Something Wrong by Natalia Saurin & Silvia Levenson Music: Allun

Something Wrong is being screen as part of a fundraising campaign for CASWA (Caithness and Sutherland Womens Aid) 

You can find out more and how to donate below

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ARTIST STATEMENT
Silvia Levenson

Born in Argentina, Silvia Levenson has been living in Italy since 1981.   In her work, she explores the unspeakable space located between what we can see and what lies beneath. She uses glass in her installations and sculptures as a narrative lens, focusing on conflicts in families and in society.  

Her work has been exhibited around the world and is a part of several public collections like The Corning Museum of Glass: New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fè; Fine Art Museum of Houston, Alexander  Tutsek-Stiftung, Germany, Toledo Museum of Art, Racine Art Museum, Museo del Vetro di Murano, Venezia, Museo del Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy between others.

13lb of love t-shirt
silvia levenson

White Unisex 100% Cotton T-Shirt featuring Silvia Levenson’s Iconic pink glass hand-grenade “Love” from her serise “13lb of love”

These T-Shirts are hand printed by our friends at Highland Print Studio , Inverness part of Scotland’s Workshops

As part of Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival we are screening “Something Wrong” by Natalia Saurin & Silvia Levenson

Every single day CASWA (Caithness and Sutherland Womens Aid) works to support women and children experiencing domestic violence. CASWA provide a safe confidential & non-judgmental service where women, children and young people can access practical and emotional support.  CASWA rely on donations to help provide the essential activities and resources for the women children & young people who they work with. Every donation, regardless of the amount, will make a real difference to their support.

 

We would be incredibly grateful for your help, by purchasing our GMTF festival t-shirt depicting artist Silvia Levenson iconic 13lb of love.

The money raised from the sale of these wonderful hand printed t-shirts by our friends at Highland Print Studio can help CASWA create real and lasting change to lives of those experiencing domestic abuse. You can also make a donation direct to CASWA via this link.

 

Every donation, regardless of the amount, will make a real difference to their support.

We can’t do it without you!

Thank you

We are delighted to be supported by North Lands Creative through this fundraiser for CASWA as part of the Glass, Meets the Future Film Festival. We, like many other specialist organisations, groups and charities throughout the country and the world, work within our community in the North of Scotland raising awareness of violence against women and providing specialised support to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. This t-shirt fundraiser, featuring Silvia Levenson’s iconic design, “13 lb of Love”, focuses on domestic abuse. The meaning surrounding her design, “glass objects are metaphors for tumultuous emotions underlying otherwise cosy domestic environments” highlights the very fact that home isn’t a safe place for everyone, for many it is a dangerous place. A fact that we are very aware of, particularly during the pandemic.

 

As a charity, we are so dependent on fundraisers to support our crucial, important work. Fundraising helps us to be able to support women and their families in crisis and it is also used, for example, to fund therapeutic elements of our support, such as arts, crafts and other therapeutic activities, which form such an important part of support for women, children and young people to enable them to understand and move on from their experience. This is the beginning of what we hope will be a long relationship with North Lands Creative.

 

–     Emma Fraser, Team Leader & Domestic Abuse Specialist, CASWA (Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid) www.caswa.org.uk