Wednesday, 2 April 2008

David Claerbout + Giuseppe Terragni

Kindergarten Sant'Elia (1998)

This video-installation is based on a photograph dating from 1932, at the opening of the new kindergarten Antonio Sant’Elia in Como. We see children play in the school's functionalist garden (architect Giuseppe Terragni). The light is cold and it seems like the sun is low, creating long shadows of early spring.
The image of the children remains in between a spontaneously captured moment and a composed picture. The movement of the young trees suggests that the image is frozen, while it simultaneously continues to melt further into motion, undecided in which direction to go.

A lecture at the AA:

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