Was it me? Screen memories

2016 - 2017
Full HD video colour, 5.1 sound stereo
8‘06’’

Was it me? Screen memories, still frames from video

Installation view The other other, familiar other, curated by Bite the Saurus, Riot Studio, Naples.
Photo Danilo Donzelli.

Installation view The other other, familiar other, curated by Bite the Saurus, Riot Studio, Naples.
Photo Danilo Donzelli.

Installation view The other other, familiar other, curated by Bite the Saurus, Riot Studio, Naples.
Photo Danilo Donzelli.

Installation view The other other, familiar other, curated by Bite the Saurus, Riot Studio, Naples.
Photo Danilo Donzelli.

Was it me? Screen memories, still frames from video

Was it me? Screen memories
2016-2017
Full HD video colour, 5.1 sound stereo
8‘06’’

A voyeuristic journey through unknown places and familiar memories. Made of digital images, everyday objects and souvenirs, it flows away due to the misleading annulment of the geographical and existential distances, the processes of acceleration and the technological progress.
The film consists of videos and photographs found in sharing platforms and social networks, that, together with historical archival images watchable in internet, create the background of the narration.
The images, home-made as well as official, are re-filmed through the screen of a computer, space in which they seem captured. They shape a discontinuous landscape, composed of conceptual and visual references showing the topic of the travel (physical and virtual) in several meanings.
Hereby, a dialogue between the images and the close-ups of some souvenirs appears. By writing on the surface of the objects, the artist raises questions on the creation of the otherness, the role of images in cultural narratives, the exoticism intrinsic in the idea of travelling and mass tourism: the identiry appears as a doubt.

© Luca Staccioli