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CULLANDO PAROLE SVANITE
[Fotografie digitali animate, Full HD | Berlin, 2011]

~~~Solamente grazie a lei.
Lei: piccola, isola, sola.

Lei e le sue dita di porcellana,
in idioma segreto,
vergano versi di parole svanite.

Lei, in penombra,
culla e custodisce.

Salvando dall'oblìo di chi,
ad ogni addio,
soffia via.

È solamente grazie a lei,
se io ancora respiro...~~~

L'opera trae ispirazione da una consuetudine degli indigeni dell'isola di Nuova Guinea, citata nel cartello al termine del video. Da là ho immaginato che una bambina, in clandestina e solitaria resistenza, si opponesse a tale olocausto e decidesse di cambiare il destino assegnato a quelle esistenze. Inventando un alfabeto segreto e mettendo le parole al sicuro tra i versi da lei scritti. Il narratore della poesia è proprio una delle parole salvate...

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CRADLING VANISHED WORDS
[Animated digital photographs, Full HD | Berlin, 2011]

~~~Solely thanks to her.
She: Little, island, alone.

She and her porcelain fingers,
in secret tongue,
inscribe verses of vanished words.

She, in half-light,
cradles and cherishes.

Saving from the oblivion of who,
at each farewell,
blows away.

It is solely thanks to her,
if I still breathe...~~~

Geographer E. Baron acquaints us that:
Language among Papuans is very poor indeed: Each tribe has its own tongue whose lexicon becomes continuously poor because, after each death, some words are suppressed as a mark of mourning.

This work draws inspiration from that custom observed by natives of the New Guinea island. I pictured then that a little girl, in clandestine and solitary resistance, could oppose such a holocaust and could decide to change the destiny assigned to those existences. Devising a secret alphabet and saving words putting them inside verses written by herself. The narrator is indeed one of the rescued words...

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