La Pendolare

typescript

45 laid papers,  21 x 29,7 cm
(or)
video projection: sound, color, lenght 2:38 min loop

2010

 

 

If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all. John Cage

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For a week, eight hours a day I have been a commuter.

Using the tram (trenino della Casilina), I  traverse the distance that separates the neighbourhood Torpignattara and Termini station in Rome. 

I test the condition of the palindrome as a commuter, the seemingly boring repetition, the double bind with the state (station) of arrival and departure, the suspension and the disorientation caused by the displacement, and the forced proximity created by this means of transport, bringing it to its limit.

 

 

 

La Pendolare was produced and exhibithed as part of the residency program Living Layers, curated by Wunderkammern in collaboration with MACRO, Museo di Arte Contemporanea Roma (2010).

 

 

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