The Tales of The Invisible Labour

A Visual Journey into the History of The Relationship between Women and Work

Tales of The Invisible Labour is a videomapping installation and a narrative device intended to raise questions over the nature of modern work through the lens of a feminist critique: we incorporated passages from Carla Lonzi’s pamphlet “Let’s Spit on Hegel” in our film.

The film’s plot develops through five chapters – from Italy’s second post-war up until our contemporary days – and charts the transformation of the the relation between women and work within Italian society.
The video combines archive footage from Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico (e.g. Gillo Pontecorvo’s basically-unknown film Giovanna) and brand new shooting we produced just for this project.

The film project was developed with the support of a grant from Rome Municipality and had its first screening at Casa Internazionale delle Donne (International Women’s House) in February 26-28, 2015. Then, in 2019, it was showcased at Fuori Salone in Milan (April 9-14) within the Art-72 Rooms installation.