Last 21 days / 5:00 minutes
Artist name: Marcantonio Lunardi
3° part of the trilogy of decadence. In twenty-one days, Italy has seen change its political system. Silvio Berlusconi, after 17 years of government, is forced to resign by international economy. There are days when the national media overwhelmed the citizens of numbers, graphs and languages unknown to most. But the people have the perception that the set of data unintelligible, radically affect on their daily lives, on their freedom of movement. The actors of this story lose their shape and are replaced by the spectrum curves of the respective voices. The graphs thus generated are similar to those of marketplace whose laws are apparently different from the biological laws, but they really are derived from human impulses such as fear or elation. The cash of a small shop in the suburbs becomes the simulacrum of an economy that does not exist anymore while the money disappears in the slow performance of a stock index.
Born a Lucca (Italy) 1968. Lives and Works in Lucca and Instanbul. Director, cameraman, documentarist, Marcantonio Lunardi has practiced, since the beginning of his experience, a contamination of visual techniques, which is the most significant feature of his work. Graduated from the Festival des Peuples, hestudied, among the others, with Daniele Gaglianone, Leonardo di Costanzo, Giuseppe Napoli, Gherardo Gossi, Marie-Pierre Duhamel Muller, Luca Gasparini. By following the master class with Michael Glawogger, Sergei Dvortsevoy, Thomas Heis, he has been able to deepen his knowledge of the directing art and of its hardest aspects. By placing his work between the traditional documentary genre and the visual experimentation , Lunardi has tried to mingle the specific technical and linguistic knowledge he acquired in different forms of expression, and he is constantly searching opportunities to connect the ones with the others. His instinctive curiosity has also induced him to a confrontation with music: in fact, he realises stills to accompany sounds, he organises them and transforms them, thus creating what he defines “a video score”. One of the most significant features of his work is the development of a poetic of exploration of the relationship between the aesthetic and political content. The action is the recurrent theme of his production : action as historical memory, but also as a representation of the present which wants to overpass itself and its symbolic stillness. Time, expressed through images, becomes for Lunardi a central element of reflection on the human nature, both individual and collective, always taking into consideration the culture from which it was born. Action, time and humankind are the key-terms of his visual language, placed each time into the social situations which become the objects of his narration and of his own experience.