Round trip/Her (Andata e Ritorno)It is a 2019 video installation anticipating the themes explored in the series Objects. It encourages synaesthesia,... Read More
Round trip/Her (Andata e Ritorno)
It is a 2019 video installation anticipating the themes explored in the series Objects. It encourages synaesthesia, which in turn provokes individual reactions and memories: it builds a collective autobiography made of associations that stem from getting in touch with the artwork. It allows me to incorporate my private life events into a dialogue with many voices to which anyone can contribute empathically
Roundtrip/Her is the starting note of the story.
It is the representation of a physical and psychic plane journey that
originated from a personal event: my mother’s death. The installation engages
the viewer’s body and stimulates various senses. Before their eyes are images
of clouds observed during the flight that brought me to my mother first and
then back home after the funerals. Clouds are projected onto one of her
garments that still bears her scent.
The audio retraces various stages of this journey: the heartbeats of a
dear person, engine sounds from the plane during the outbound flight, one of
the hymns sung by my mother in church. Then the sounds on the way back,
rewound: again, those plane noises. Again, the music. To these are added, in
rapid succession, the sound of cicadas that welcomed me back home, urban
noises, church bells taking me back to my childhood but also, symbolically,
taking my soul to heaven.