From The Rewinding Journey series, 2007, Lambda print, 50 x 70 cm,
courtesy the artist, photo: Gianmaria Gava
From The Rewinding Journey series, 2007, Lambda print, 50 x 70 cm,
courtesy the artist, photo: Gianmaria Gava
From The Rewinding Journey series, 2007, Lambda print, 50 x 70 cm,
courtesy the artist, photo: Gianmaria Gava
From The Rewinding Journey series, 2007, Lambda print, 50 x 70 cm,
courtesy the artist, photo: Gianmaria Gava
From The Rewinding Journey series, 2007, Lambda print, 50 x 70 cm,
courtesy the artist, photo: Gianmaria Gava
The Rewinding Journey, 2007, video (Aldo Gianotti & Viktor Schaider), mini DV transferred onto DVD, 10:40 min., video still,
courtesy the artist
The Rewinding Journey, 2007, video (Aldo Gianotti & Viktor Schaider), mini DV transferred onto DVD, 10:40 min., video still,
courtesy the artist
The Rewinding Journey, 2007, video (Aldo Gianotti & Viktor Schaider), mini DV transferred onto DVD, 10:40 min., video still,
courtesy the artist

Aldo GiannottiA Rewinding Journey

 

The video A Rewinding Journey explores the dynamics between a genuine and creative imagination and its loss. The work creates an explicit situation that shows out the disharmony between the logic of contemporary society and unspoiled ability of visionary thinking and fantasy. The protagonist of the video, an astronaut – a fantastic stranger from outer space, displaced in a surrounding that works with different logic and speed – starts a journey to search for a place where he is allowed to exist. Not only is he disconnected from the reality around him, but also the different and contrary dimensions of time he moves in underline his being out of his element. This makes any involvement and interaction impossible. In this way his journey becomes an explicit method towards the redefinition of a genuine centre – a place where imagination finds way back to its very roots. In a narrative way the connection to an inner space of imaginativeness starts to function again: in the fulfilment of a child’s dream of being an astronaut.

Aldo Giannotti