Echo By Fiamma Montezemolo / 38 min / 2014 / USA*

Echo is set in the border between Mexico and USA and it is an ethnographic research on the after life and “echoes” of 9 art works that have been part of the two-decade old public art event called inSite. It highlights the procedures of intrusion at work in such a site as the US-Mexico border as well as the now canonical deployment of the emblematic figure of fieldwork. It teaches us that intrusion is an ontological dimension of intervention, at once anthropological, curatorial, and artistic.

Festivals / Exibitions

The Relationships beyond Images, curated by Art Line and Museo del Novecento, Palazzo Reale, Milano
Genova University, Italy (SOLO screening)
Florianopolis University, Centro de Filosofia e Ciencia Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli
The Elephant in the Room, Open School East/Royal College of Arts, London;
ALA, (Congreso Antropologia Latinoamericana), screening followed by a discussion with Nestor Garcia Canclini, Mexico City
Cine Sin Fronteras, Los Angeles Latino American Cinematheque, Los Angeles;
MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) BASE (SOLO screening followed by panel discussion with Hou Hanru, MAXXI director; Viviana Gravano, Istituto delle Belle Arti, Napoli; Iain Chambers, Universita’ Orientale di Napoli; Emi Fontana, West of Rome Public Arts), Rome;
Church of the Epiphany (SOLO Screening followed by panel discussion with Emi Fontana, West of Rome Public Arts; Rita Gonzalez, LACMA; Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute), Los Angeles;
Morelia International Film Festival, (Cine sin Frontera), Mexico; COMA (Center for Modern Literature, Materialism and Aesthetics), Santa Barbara University, (SOLO Screening)


Fiamma Montezemolo is both an artist (MFA, San Francisco Art Institute) and an anthropologist (PhD, University Orientale of Naples). She is an established scholar in border studies and Professor in the Department of Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California, Davis. She has exhibited in various institutions among which: Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (2019), Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (2019), Munich Jewish Museum, Germany (2019), La Galleria Nazionale, Roma (2019), Headlands Center for the Arts, California (2018), ASU Art Museum, Arizona (2019), Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2016), Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles (2014). She is represented by Magazzino gallery in Rome. She is widely published and the author of two monographs: on Zapatismo and on Chicano/a politics of representation, as well as co-author (with Rene’ Peralta and Heriberto Yepez) of Here is Tijuana (Blackdog Publishing, London, 2006) and co-editor (with Josh Kun) of Tijuana Dreaming, Life and Art at the Global border (Duke U. Press, 2012).