BORN AGAIN? NO I'M NOT
by Alessandro Rolandi
The video uses the situations and the rhytms of the golden era of mute cinema, Buster Keaton, Charlie CHaplin, etcc., to build a contemporary ironical sketch on the topic of religion and spirituality.
The character, wearing a mental institution suit, (also a prison suite or old-fashioned bathhouse one), is creating the three symbols of the Christian, the Muslim and the Jewish religion.
The word Allah is made with azime bread.
The Star of David is made with Christian Ostias bread
The Cross is made with Arab Pitta Bread
In all religions bread is the simplest and most important food; all religions are considered "nourishement for the spirit" and often use bread as the key food for rituals.
The character operates a presumably "naive" action, playing with the symbols and the types of bread; it's like if he wanted to feed on all of them and at the same time it is as if he was asking himself the question : are they really different? Why? How?. After drawing the symbols with the bread, he starts dancing around them and eating them, in a sort of euphoria.
During this process he sees the symbols mixing one into another and in a demi-consciussness status, he creates a new image, a landscape with a mountain and a house; then he simply look at it and comfortably lays down inside the house of bread and sleep.
"Born again? No I'm not " will be part of the event
"The mystical self" curated by Cecilia Freschini
for Art Verona in Verona and Milano
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