Realised in the frame of Subjective Architectures in Bains Connective
For these works I filmed old pictures, thus creating the illusion of ‘time travel’, a fiction in which my presence was simulated in a place that has been transformed. I filmed these photos (of spaces) as if somebody was entering a new space and looking around to grasp its surroundings. The limits of the camera and of the possible glance are the limits of the picture and when I zoomed in, trying to get closer to an object, a detail, the two-dimensional character and the texture of the picture appeared, breaking the possible illusion.
In 2005, I presented ‘Freeze’ a video in which I used two pictures of a snowy landscape, simulating the glance of someone who’s observing this landscape, empty of any human or animal life.
In 2007, Bains Connective asked me to participate in a cycle about architecture and for this occasion I realised a video entitled ‘Quiet’ . I used ancient pictures of the swimming pool when it was still in use.