Video, 11 min 20 seg, 4K, color, stereo sound.
BANFF ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EMERGING 2020.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta (CA)
Five spheres wander solitary through different landscapes and spaces that, in some way, refer to an imaginary that revolves around the work of Stanley Kubrick. Various scenes have been filmed inside the Fairmont Hotel in Banff, Canada. There are several stories about ghosts that surround this hotel built in 1888, including the one about room 873. Legend has it that a man murdered his wife and daughter before committing suicide. Due to the apparent paranormal activity in this room the hotel decided to cover the entrance. While hotel staff members claim that the murder-suicide is simply another ghost story, you can find the room has been sealed by a brick wall with just small traces from the original wall plinth being left. The following video is located between the genres of sci-fi and terror, creating a suspense that seems to start constantly and never be resolved. The viewer in introduced in a cyclical time that will apparently guide events to a place invaded by doubt and uncertainty.
Through the use and manipulation of everyday objets and spaces, a whole visual reasoning is linked to both scientific and cinematographic research. The power of images resides here in the ability to link individual experience and collective imaginary, traveling from the local to the cosmic space. What are we afraid of? To the unknown, what we cannot categorize, what we don’t perceive as manifestly «real». Fear of misunderstanding and the unattainable, fear of loneliness and isolation. Fear to time which, in its infinity, escapes from us.
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