La Terra vistra dallo spazio


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Cavaillon (France), Centre Culturel de Cavaillon, Esposizione “L'amour de Berlin”, 1990
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A section of an electronic sky has plummeted to the ground, trapping the image of a dove in the glossy reflection of the floor. It is suspended above the visitors’ heads. Up above, in the monitor, the “upside down” gaze of a weather satellite travels and investigates the surface of the earth.

The narrative of Traiettorie Celesti was inspired by the title of the event the studio had been invited to: L’amour de Berlin. The similarity in sound with ‘le Mur de Berlin’ prompted us to investigate the Wall as a border that limits the areas of the world. Today, the expansive perspective of satellites, the efficiency of communication systems, and the interceptible nature of frequencies would seem to override all types of boundaries. But perhaps new invisible barriers exist that widen gaps and protect privileges, nets in which even our symbolic dove can end up being trapped. It is a symbol chosen for its ability to find ways to overcome boundaries and walls.

3 synched video programmes
36 dispalys 25' videowall
3 readers 3/4
2 speakers
a mirror
15 bricks

Concept Fabio Cirifino, Paolo Rosa, Leonardo Sangiorgi
Director Paolo Rosa
Direction collaborator Luca Scarzella
Photography Fabio Cirifino
Video filming Giuseppe Baresi
Collaboration in filming Mario Coccimiglio
Video editing Cinzia Rizzo
Sound and music Roberto Musci, Giovanni Venosta