The Coat is a 60 minute narrative film made with Canadian artist Tony Romano.

Created collaboratively with performer participants, the work depicts patterns of human movement across history. The Coat interleaves established film narratives, historical theatre works and contemporary and historical trajectories of emigration and immigration around the Italian south to critically position itself against common representations of the migrant. Instead of discriminatory and nativist stereotypes of migrants as alien others, the project sought instead to render the the figure of the migrant and migration in all their complexity, informed by multiple histories and social forces (Nial 2015).


Other folios by Corin Sworn

Silent Sticks

Variations on Assembly