forcella reigns: the men who play cards

A Multimedia Installation by Francesca Bifulco & Alex Schetter

December 9th is proud to present an encore presentation of sculptural painter Francesca Bifulco’s Forcella Reigns: The Men Who Play Cards, an immersive multimedia installation, in deep collaboration with digital artist/sound engineer Alex Schetter. Returning to the site of its successful April 2018 world premiere at ZJU Theater in North Hollywood, the multifaceted art/set/sound installation will run for five days – Wednesday, September 5 through Sunday, September 9, 2018. The artists will be present through its entirety. 

 Forcella Reigns is the culmination of a three-year anthropological study in a rundown neighborhood in Naples, Italy. There, Bifulco imbedded herself with a group of men who play cards on a corner staircase, Gradini Forcella, at the same time everyday, unwitting actors in an improvised show. Surrounded by the smoke of cigarettes, the smell of espresso, and the noise of the dilapidated streets where abuse, violence and organized crime dictate the flow in Forcella, Bifulco would become a mute player and the teller of their story. The installation merges Bifulco’s sculptural paintings with hybrid stage design, integrating shadowbox video projection and 3D environmental sound.

September 5th - September 9th, 2018

FREE - Donations are gladly received

 ZJU Theater (4850 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601)

Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

at ZJU Theater

4850 Lankershim Blvd, 
North Hollywood, California 91601

Wednesday - Saturday, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday, 3:00pm - 8:00pm

shop work by francesca bifulco

At the Fair
In the Crowd #6
Neapolitan Market
Inversion #3
Electro Crowd #1
Inversion #1
Portrait of Brando
Interlude #3