TARSHISH

Color, 11 min., 1 channel with sound, 2007.

 

 

Tarshish is the memory of a catastrophe. It’s not clear if it was a natural wonder or a divine punishment. The title refers to the ancient city of Tartesso whose history was lost in the past and whose destiny is linked to the end of the mighty Atlantis island.
The video is the context of a time disconnection between images, where events happened, and the tale, where everything already happened. Tarshish is the calm before the storm and the complexity of life after the havoc.

Courtesy Daniele Pezzi and N.O. Gallery