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The player...

The player may not change his position

"The player may not change his position" di Anna Franceschini. Video, Full HD, colour, sound, 17', 2009

*[...] if the shot hits the mark the gate opens.*
Walter Benjamin, One - Way Street

The Fun Fair could be considered a wonderful trap for eyes and bodies.
It's only this, I guess, the raison d'être of its existence nowadays. The Fair, with all its attractions, lights, sounds, movements, it's an anachronistic sanctuary, an enclave where time and space are allowed to expand or contract, mocking every reference. It's the realm of rotation and vortex, blinking lights and fragments, of darkness, mirrors and flashes.
The Fun Fair is a reflection of the light of cinema, its topology a “Montage of Attractions”, its magic made out of every kind of transitions, special effects, fades to black.
This video is only a ride on a carousel. Or viceversa.

Realised with the support of the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam and with the support of the project DE.MO./MovinUp 2009, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Dipartimento della Gioventu', Ministero per i Beni e Attivita' Culturali, GAI - Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti