FILUM
2007
Two channel video installation – black and white
13’’

Filum could be an attempt to go back to the own origins trying to understand who we are, giving a look to our own roots. The operation consists in making a parallel between two persons who belong to the same family, my father and I, two identities that share the same “filum”.
When we think in word, for example “circus” we imagine a structure where a show takes place and where we laugh. If we try the origin of this word we notice that is not related to the notion of entertainment but to the shape of the place where the shows were represented. Circus means circle.
In the same way, the identity of every human being has a root, but this root changes because the person lives different experiences. If more are the contexts where one moves, is probably that more wil be the elasticity and the changes that our own identity will have. Like the transformation of the meaning of a word, that during the step of the centuries was used in different contexts.
In this 6 years that I live far away from the place where I’ve grown I realize that the way I think is changed not only in a linguistic way, but also the sense of belongings towards a culture becames weaker, like being countinuosly out of context. This position allows to watch the things with distance, the distance of who is outside and not inside. Many years ago my habits were much similar to those of my father, the way to eat, to conceive the time, or the way to plan life.
I would like to measure how much distance there is between me and what I was years ago, taking like reference a person who represents my roots and that haven’t change so much in this years.
I make this parallel using daily actions and gestures: The job, moments of leisure, shaving, walking downtown, etc We make the same actions at the same time showing the differences and the similarities between us.

FILUM
2007
Two channel video installation – black and white
13’’

Filum could be an attempt to go back to the own origins trying to understand who we are, giving a look to our own roots. The operation consists in making a parallel between two persons who belong to the same family, my father and I, two identities that share the same “filum”.
When we think in word, for example “circus” we imagine a structure where a show takes place and where we laugh. If we try the origin of this word we notice that is not related to the notion of entertainment but to the shape of the place where the shows were represented. Circus means circle.
In the same way, the identity of every human being has a root, but this root changes because the person lives different experiences. If more are the contexts where one moves, is probably that more wil be the elasticity and the changes that our own identity will have. Like the transformation of the meaning of a word, that during the step of the centuries was used in different contexts.
In this 6 years that I live far away from the place where I’ve grown I realize that the way I think is changed not only in a linguistic way, but also the sense of belongings towards a culture becames weaker, like being countinuosly out of context. This position allows to watch the things with distance, the distance of who is outside and not inside. Many years ago my habits were much similar to those of my father, the way to eat, to conceive the time, or the way to plan life.
I would like to measure how much distance there is between me and what I was years ago, taking like reference a person who represents my roots and that haven’t change so much in this years.
I make this parallel using daily actions and gestures: The job, moments of leisure, shaving, walking downtown, etc We make the same actions at the same time showing the differences and the similarities between us.