16mm tranf. video, B&W, sound, 10'45"
Actors: Anastasia Astolfi, Filippo Timi
Torino Film Festival
Dallas Video Festival
Kasseler Documentary & Film Festival, Kassel
Trieste Film Festival
Pesaro Film Festival
Media Art Film Festival
EMAF Osnabrueck Film Festival
Impakt video art Festival
KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne & Bonn
Torino Gay&Lesbian Film Festival
Viper Basel International Film Festival
La camera is set on a hill in the EUR a suburban area of Rome. Against an unusually leaden sky we see the silhouette of a room, a frame, a sort of stage on which two actors perform. In reality they are two interpreters that must repeat word for word – VERBATIM – the television stories and memories told through their headphones by people from the same generation as the artist. The two actors repeat the phrases, exactly copying the accents, tones, cadence and emotions that are transmitted by voice. They are genuine “ventriloquists” simple tools possessed and used as a channel by another voice.