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What's On > Impirioso

The Hat Factory

Date: Saturday 14th January, 2017
Time: 16:30 - 19:00
Cost: Free - booking required.
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100

A 80s TV mini-series episode made by artist Sarah Baker, Impirioso explores luxury, idolatry, scandal, and the constructs of dramatic television. This screening is part of 'As You Change, So Do I', a public art programme for Luton. 

Baker creates a fictional brand, Impirio Rosso, and portrays the sordid affairs of luxury-obsessed Luccia Rosso, brought to life by actress Olivia d'Abo (Conan the Destroyer, The Wonder Years).

Inspired by Patricia Reggiani-Gucci, who served time in prison for killing her husband, Maurizzio Gucci.

A Q&A will follow the screening.

Supported by Arts Council England for UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire, Museum of St Albans, and Hatfield House. Impirioso was shot on location at Hatfield House, Departures Lounge Luton, and Luton Hoo Hotel with the help of University of Hertfordshire Film and Television department.


Image credit: Sarah Baker, Impirioso, video still, 2014, HD video, 45 min.