International Contemporary Video art
at the third Mediterranean laity festival
15 – 24 ocober 2010- Ex Aurum Pescara – Italy
Since it is granted an essential body centre (the heartbeat) which allows an unconscious, unintentional biological life, can we think of a similar place allowing the existence as human being, as ‘persona’ and identity, as awareness and conscious relationship with the outer world and the others?
The videos suggested lead us towards a different place, where Art goes deep down and into the core of the anthropological question just before becoming ‘communication’, ‘celebration’, ‘marketing’, ‘rhetorical power’, ‘narration’, ‘style’ and so on.
Our choice has fallen upon videos which ask questions, open perspectives but offer no solutions: they leave us alone to rebuild possible interpretations. They take us to the root of ‘laity’, when love, the need for happiness, dread of violence, reciprocity, society, community, neither openly turn into politics, ethics, sociology, religion, ideology, nor coincide with cultural abstractions, languages, analytical processes but remain ‘humanitas’ shared values instead.
Khosro Khorsavi/Farid Jafari
Emanuela Barbi/Gianluca Stuard
Gino Sabatini Odoardi
Curated by Antonio Zimarino
Opening 15 october 6.30 pm