It is part of a photographic project of the same name. This is a work about living in the public space. The park is a container of experiences, of possibilities, like encounters among communities, among individuals of different origins. It’s a discovery I made at Parco Sempione in Milan, a place I knew from my childhood that I saw transformed into a utopian place, a heterotopia, as Foucault would say.
One channel shows the park when the sunlight fades, shot with a fixed camera in real time. The second channel shows some foreign people filmed while dancing in the park with their fellow compatriots during a Sunday afternoon: there is the theme of happiness for hanging out together but also the homesickness of their cultural origins. The third channel shows some people leaving the park with their bags at the end of the day.
I am interested in what appears in a field of perception, of experience, not an intentional framin, almost as if the camera were working on its own, shooting images of what lay around it.