HD, B&W, 5'18', 2016
A fragmented world is a video based on the “ fracture theory” by physicist Bruno Giorgini.
The artwork aims to shift the study of the complexity and long term paradigm of crisis from the space of a laboratory to the wild and unpredictable one of Etna's volcano landscape.
Located in the province of Catania, Sicily, Etna is the most active volcano in Europe, and its continuous changes have a direct impact on its territory and population. If generally speaking nature evolves on time intervals much longer than the human ones, in this specific site, the morphogenesis and morphodynamics of the fracture volcano system emerge on a visible and tangible level thanks to the sudden and fast changes caused by eruptive crisis.
Through the synthesis of scientific and artistic modes of exploration and expression A fragmented World investigates the permanent process of destruction/construction of nature and the human experience of it.
A work by Elena Mazzi and Sara Tirelli
based on a theory by physicist Bruno Giorgini
field recording and sound design by Giuseppe Cordaro
aereal cinematography William Carrer
Thanks to National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Catania department), in particular to:
Boris Behncke (volcanologist and guide)
Stefano Branca (volcanologist)
Emanuela De Beni (volcano researcher and geological scientist)
Eugenio Privitera (INGV director)
for the support given and the acquired data and digital model calculated by the Laboratory of Aerogeofisica Section Roma2 INGV.