This short documentary follows renowned artist Mark Bradford as he prepares for the US pavilion, as well as his groundbreaking work with Rio Terà dei Pensieri, an Italian social cooperatives that supports skill-based training and reintegration for inmates of Venice prisons.
On the occasion of representing the United States of America at the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, US artist Mark Bradford collaborated with Rio Terà dei Pensieri. The project used the world stage of the Biennale to bring attention and support to social partnership models that intervene in the penitentiary system by creating employment opportunities for inmates and those who have recently returned to freedom.
Director & Editor: Heather Fipps
Cinematographers: Heather Fipps & Sean Shim Boyle
Production Coordinator: Agata Gravante
Sound Mixers: Damian Turner & Nickie Braucher