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RAVE TRILOGY, 2020 Rebecca Salvadori

RAVE TRILOGY screening to close the annual symposium at Freelands Foundation, presenting three short films exploring the current absence of raves, portraying the unique forms of intimacy found in club culture. Rave Trilogy is a series of film works by artist Rebecca Salvadori, dedicated to electronic music and the communities which ritually congregate around it.


Through a vast array of people and fleeting impressions, intimate one-to- one conversations and blissful dance moments, Final Sheffield, Inside Fold and Desert Rave depict hedonistic forms of being together through music. With Salvadori’s signature intimacy — between eye, hand and masterful edit — we follow her subjects to the heart of the matter: an enthusiasm for collective culture that is the rave.

Rave Trilogy was shot between 2017 and 2019 across Sheffield, London and Morocco’s Agafay desert. In 2020, the three films were subsequently put together under the name of ‘Rave Trilogy’ and streamed live by Fold Club, Isootop, Inverted Audio and No Bounds Festival as well as chosen by London’s Institute for Contemporary Arts for ICA Daily.

Final Sheffield

10'48" | 2017-2018
Commissioned by No Bounds Festival
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Inside Fold

10’36’’ | 2019
Commissioned by FOLD
Produced by Inverted Audio
© 2019 - Rebecca Salvadori - All Rights Reserved

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Desert Rave

15’ 37’’ | 2019
Commissioned by Isotoop
Produced by Inverted Audio
© 2019 - Rebecca Salvadori - All Rights Reserved

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