REFLECTING BODIES (a series of) / CORPI RIFLETTENTI (serie di)
Bitonto (BA), Francesco Speranza International Biennale: Stone and places, 1990
- Data Sheet
Made of images that shape each other in a game of reflections, Reflecting bodies is a very simple installation about stonemasonry where technology is very little used.
Ten monitors are arranged in pairs at an angle of ninety degrees, so that the screens are reflected in each other to form overlapping images. On the screens on the right, a sculptor’s hand grips a chisel and repeatedly beats a stone. On the left there is a series of details of friezes and bas-reliefs from Bitonto, filmed with panoramic lenses.
The dry and rhythmic sound of the five chisels accompanies the idea of intense – and tense – work. The reliefs seem to emerge from these actions and appear as the result of a balanced relationship between the resistance of stone and the gesture of man, between nature and culture.
10 synched video programmes
Concept Fabio Cirifino, Leonardo Sangiorgi
Director Leonardo Sangiorgi
Photography Fabio Cirifino
Video filming Mario Coccimiglio
Video editing Cinzia Rizzo