Lots for Free (2011)


A videoart installation. This video contains extracts from three video installations. Shooted in North Africa during 2010. Made by FAARM . Francesca Amato Arragon and Ruggero Mantovani. Music by Buter

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FREE LOTS: Imagining the merger of North and South: the distant past against the future time. The video - shot in Africa and Europe between 2008 and 2010 - is a "double exposure" of places people horizons intentions. Tourists casually misplaced or lost in open backgrounds. The slow void is still to be imagined, striding with the filled fullness. The confused trajectories, the white space, vital, like a post-production fantasy. From here, a wish fingers crossed. a free prayer

THE PRAYER: "The Prayer" is the video "matrix " of a multi screens installation. In this case, it is isolated in a single screen, where overlaps between several sequences depict the journey of the faithful to the Great Mosque in Casablanca. The decision to omit from the frame the origin and destination, drives "the walking man "in a universal context, where every single existence moves and gets confused. The "motion in place, " ordered and magnetic, driven by an immaterial but tangible force, is the real protagonist.

RABAT RIVIERA: We are within a beach picture in high season. It is not the Italian Adriatic coast of the '60s, not even a glimpse of Ibiza 90, it is Africa, it is Rabat. There is something moving, the world is upside down. Following an ancient instinct, the man returns to the sea and there he forgets his weight and the society from which he just undressed. A crowd is laying as himself, and with him it finds the comfort of a shared condition. Sharing, so current and so extreme, stresses a certain need for solitude. A step back to better distinguish who is near and what is happening around.

Work metadata

  • Year Created: 2011
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Wednesday Feb 16th, 2011
  • Original Url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjsWmQIHPP4
  • Work Credits:
    • Francesca Amato Arragon, artist
    • Ruggero Mantovani, artist
  • Collective: FAARM
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