video, music: Alessandro Amaducci.
3D treatments: Dimitri Milano.
dancer: Paola Chiama.
costume: Valentina Pianca.
2008

"This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper."
These are the final verses of the well known poem by Thomas Stearns Eliot, "The Hollow Men". The end of the world won't be something very spectacular, but a slow fade in black. Maybe we are living in that fade, and we don't know. In this video there are a lot of bangs and explosions, but they are quite digital, artificial. They don't really destroy anything, because everything is already destroyed. Images destroying other images. The central idea was the making of a sort of theatre of memory made by images, directed by a "black widow" with two crutches: a fragile and very strong female figure. The crutches and their symbolical meaning are a reference to Salvador Dali's paintings. She is the conductor of an orchestra of destruction. Maybe the ghost of a victim war taking her revenge, maybe the vintage heroin of a vintage videogame.

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