Javier Lloret

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Unreached modernity (2015)

Two-channel video installation

Viaggio in Italia is considered by some film theorists the beginning of modernity in cinema. In its last scene, the members of a marriage in conflict yearn to reach each other in a crowd of people. In this video installation, this last scene of the film is slowed-down, looped and deconstructed in two different channels that follow each one of the lead characters, not allowing them to achieve the desired resolution, not allowing the film to end. The two audio channels of the installation increase in intensity when the characters are getting closer to each other.