Launeddas Exhibition

Opening Thursday 24th at 16.00 in the Cinematheque, Asta Café

Iscandula’s small exhibition at the Cinematheque at the Danish Film Institute, dedicated to Andreas Fridolin Weis Bentzon

In his numerous trips to Sardinia from 1952 to 1969 Andreas Fridolin Weis Bentzon collected an incredible amount of materials: pictures, sound recordings, ethnographic materials and shot some movies.

All these materials are now collected in the Danish Institutions: National Museum, Danish Folklore Archives, Royal Library, Danish Film Institute and Music Museum.

The exhibition presents a section dedicated to Bentzon’s pictures in a large format (50×50 cm.), his original movie camera used in 1962 to shoot his film, his personal contrabass used in the ‘50ies, his personal tuning fork used to as a frequency reference in his recordings and other materials related to Fridolin’s research and collected by Iscandula in the last 40 years.  

At loop, in the two large screens, the film “The launeddas, the music of Sardinian” by A. F. W. Bentzon and F. Serra and the video “The carnival masks from Ottana” will be presented.

The original rushes shot by Bentzon in 1962, are kept at The Danish Film Institute.

The original still pictures as well as the Carnival masks in the video, belong to the National Museum of Denmark.

The exhibition is curated by Pietro Frau and Alessandra Melis. 

The exhibition will be opened with some launeddas tunes played live by Michele Deiana.   

The exhibition has received grants from:

Sardinian Regional Government

Italian Ministry of Culture

Fondazione di Sardegna

and it is organized in collaboration with:

Italian Cultural Institute in Denmark

INCANTOS – Sardinian Cultural Association in Denmark

Ristorante San Giorgio and Ristorante La Vecchia Signora