STORIE PER CORSE / STORIES FOR RUNS
Volterra (PI), "Progetto Etruschi", 1985
- Data Sheet
The sense of constant acceleration that has come to define this period seems to suggest that only the movement can be perceived, and not the cause. With this in mind, the idea was to experiment with a trap: not knowing what could happen, a rope is stretched taut across the track of this insane rat-race. This was the beginning of Stories for Runs (‘Storie per corse’). The installation was as follows: a series of monitors arranged horizontally on the ground, placed side by side to form a tapis-roulant. Fleeting images are shown and they flow from one screen to the next.
The never-ending rhythm is interrupted by unexpected apparitions. Tripping up on the event itself, speed is frozen into a single image of itself. A figure then comes from the interrupted stream of images, becoming more and more recognisable. It diverts from the original path and through a slow succession of images faded in and out with two slide projectors, it is freed into the environment.
7 synchronized videos
10 displays 25'
6 slide projectors 24x36 carousel
7 readers 3/4
Concept Fabio Cirifino, Paolo Rosa, Leonardo Sangiorgi
Director Paolo Rosa
Photography Fabio Cirifino
Video filming Giuseppe Baresi
Video editing Leonardo Sangiorgi
Music and sound Roberto Musci, Giovanni Venosta
Performer Aurelio Gravina