QUANDO LA NEVE CADRÀ, IO NON SARÒ MAI STATO QUI (2009/2011, Video animation, loop) is an artwork composed of 342 paintings made using enamel and ink on aluminium. It starts with a reference to the landscape to evoke an intimate and familiar story with intensely elegiac tones. It is an audio-video projection in three channels that present pictures of a native landscape in constant evolution and metamorphosis. The video installation shows three different aspects of the same moment, all of them happening at once. The timeless aspect of this video installation is probably the central element of the work. The wind, persistent but not violent, stirs and move everything in the video: The tree on the left, the clouds in the centre and the wheat on the right. The video is composed of 342 paintings, a plurality of enamelled aluminium plates, that animate the landscape’s change and make it repetitive and obsessive. A synesthesia of sounds, images, lights and shadows which reminds some movie clips in black and white of the 30s and 40s, giving a feeling of pleasure that is not only formal, visual and aesthetic, but one that ensues from the surplus of shapes, from the unexpected density of pictures to the work of time. From the track and the patina of experience that can be summarized in a work which is given not as a representation, but as a pure presence.
QUANDO LA NEVE CADRÀ, IO NON SARÒ MAI STATO QUI - 2011, video animation, loop - installation view, Centro Arti Visive Contemporanee Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia, 2015. photo credits: Bärbel Reinhard
QUANDO LA NEVE CADRÀ, IO NON SARÒ MAI STATO QUI - 2011, video animation, loop - installation view, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Taranto, MArTA, 2022.