Taking Place


Viola, Luigi


  • Produced by Videotapes del Cavallino

  • Duration: 2m

    Year: 1976

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    Technical details: Black and White, sound

    In this case taking place means changing places, a complete and mutual
    transformation, as is seen in the eternal contrast between bios and thanatos. In the video changing places becomes a moment of identification, favored by the ambiguity of a date, 1949 which is the only element two people have in common, since one of them died and the other was born in that year. – L Viola

    Catalogue of an exhibition organized at Galleria del Cavallino in February 1975. It includes an essay by Ernesto Francalanci on the possibilities of videotape. pdf here

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