An extreme close up of a mouth.

The Italian Method

2016Video installation, 11'

‘The Italian Method’ uses a diptych of two screens to stage the confrontation of a ‘place’ and a ‘non-place’ (both visual and metaphorical) while creating tensions between the representation of reality versus fiction by blurring the separation between ‘person’ versus ‘character’.

The title is referring to the sound recording technique largely adopted by the post-war Italian cinema to cut costs with actors having to re-record the dialogues afterwards in a studio. A similar technique was used here, but the sound was recorded from the image on the right (library) and the actor had to lip-synch to the monologue on the spot in the image on the left (void).