Nusquam is Philip Cartelli and Mariangela Ciccarello, who have worked together and separately since 2014. Sensitive to a shifting world, Nusquam draws attention to the discrepancy between how things are and how they wish they would become. In depicting possibilities they consistently return to an intentional framework, wherein they organize subjects in relation to one another across time and space, in contrast to "real-world" limitations that would otherwise prevent such proximity. Formally their moving image work mixes small gauge film with digital video, blurs the conscious and unconscious and the historical with the contemporary. In a similar way, while much of their work has a basis in past or present realities, they frequently introduce fictional and performative elements, disturbing the documentary impulse that can close off potential paths of invention (or reinvention). As part of this open-ended emphasis, they frequently work with others, and collaboration is central to their process and practice. Nusquam has led production workshops in different countries in addition to currently teaching art and filmmaking at New York City area institutions, and, in 2017, they were the subject of a featured artist program and invited to curate a screening of other artists' work at the Syros International Film Festival in Greece.
Films by Nusquam have screened widely, including at: Locarno Film Festival, Edinburgh Internat'l Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Visions du Réel, FID-Marseille, Art of the Real - Film at Lincoln Center, Ischia Film Festival, Syros International Film Festival, Aegean Film Festival, Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Lucca Film Festival, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival.
Films by Nusquam are distributed by: Grasshopper Films, Tënk, and Kinoscope.
contact: pcartelli 'at' gmail.com