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DVD VideoSpin Vol.2
Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Vol.2 – 2013
DVD Pal Limited Edition 100
Digipack content in English
Artists:Patrizia Bonardi, Daniela Di Maro, Timothy Pickerill
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If in 2012 a sample of the several video languages was on offer, this edition wants rather to focus on contents, drawing inspiration from the massive historical and social changes that have lately affected the Western and Eastern world.
The crisis in economy and values that have struck the Old Continent, the revolutionary “Arab Spring” that has changed the face and destiny of the Middle East and North Africa, have been a dramatic change in many people’s lives, who have suffered the loss of traditional milestones in the construction of identity (such as having a job, a belonging to an ordered society governed by power or divided into class or sexes for centuries).
This has resulted in major bewildering and confusion, both individually and within groups, often bringing to families’ break-up in the search of better living conditions and perhaps of their very themselves.
Videospin2013 collects three artworks that more or less directly investigate these changes in terms of geography and society, indicating the changes, if not the crisis, of mankind on a global level, (in the work by Daniela Di Maro DDM), the consequent loneliness due to an unspecified rupture of affections within the multitude of the crowd (as evidenced by the “cesura” in the video by Rolling Timothy Pickerill) and the chance for a return, an encounter with the true core found in the harmony of nature, described by Patrizia Bonardi.
These are recent works, one being edited just this year, and also express three different technical and aesthetic approaches: they reflect the videoart multifaced poetical offerings, which can be comprised of indipendent researches that are absolutely different one other for visual and audio impact, but ultimately complementary in describing and bringing to our senses a clump of contemporary and urgent questions: we can alternatively discover them in the individual’s desperate pain for being abandoned within the ordinary hurries and fears of surrounding moltitudes, in the hum of masses that can become thunder or eventually among the thousand silences of trees that would be possibly indicating a road, a new hope on the horizon.
Patrizia Bonardi – The immobility of tree3’11”, 2012
Our own substance vanishes in the madness of everyday living.
We wander about anxiously in search of identity.
The immobility of trees brings us back to ourselves. We dig to put down roots, to find a resting place made of memories, of white confetti, fragments of insubstantiality.
Daniela Di Maro – Migrations, Sound by Jean Claude Risset, 5’13″, 2011
Migrations tells the delicate moment of the departure of the birds to places on Earth at their most favorable.
Performing, in the sky, spectacular developments dictated by many biological factors, the birds, as well as men go in search of the ideal conditions for « generate and regenerate. » Despite the presence of man conflict that often destabilizes their orientation, the birds have the atavistic ability to prefigure, in my mind, the real geographical maps of the area. The groups examined and moving, are composed of thousands of birds that turn and stand out like small gray dots on the white background of the sky. Once again, the rarefied images and have a few points of reference, create perceptual ambiguity that transforms these creatures in other microscopic organisms and on the move.
Timothy Rolling Pickerill – Cesura: Deep Black Incantation #18, 6’13 – 2011
A non-diegetic film of Lettrist influence. There has been a split (cesura) somewhere between the heart and the mind something went wrong. The mind seeks the body, the man seeks the woman, manseeks a return home to the heart.
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