Starting from the plane sequence Benigni in the movie “Berlinguer ti voglio bene”, in which the actor insistently repeats swear word for the duration of the long take , thinking his dead mother. With the use of the blobtracking function and a webcam I tried to stop this stream of consciousness with the movement of the viewer.
In the first video the viewer in front of the camera moving from right to left can make a merger between the first scene and a piece of “Anemic Cinema”, experimental film made by Marcel Duchamp in 1926. The spectator therefore creates a crossfade that interrupts Benigni’s monologue and overlaps with optical images.
In the second exercise I reasoned on the concept of censorship. The long take this time is not interrupted, but the viewer can interact with the actor through its movement. The public becomes a sensitive filter, so the swear words can appear on the scene or they can be censored.