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Video and Language/Video as Language

November 22 – December 30, 1987

 
Caterina Borelli
Passegiate Romane, 1985
16 min., color, mono
 
The text superimposed on the tape and translated below is Borelli?s perception of the tape.

?In ERSILIA, to establish the relationships that sustain the city?s life, the inhabitants stretch strings from the corners of the houses? When the strings became so numerous that you can no longer pass among them, the inhabitants leave: the houses are dismantled; only the strings and their supports remain. From a mountainside, ERSILIA?s refugees look at the labyrinth of taut strings and poles that rise in the plain. That is the city of ERSILIA still, and they are nothing.?
Trading Cities?4 from The Invisible Cities
Italo Calvino
 

   
   
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