Video

The kids & the axe.

Gianfranco Foschino

2010, 03:50 minutes, colour, Silent

TAPECODE 978.03

This video portrays a couple of kids playing in the backyard of a house, while the wind and a few dogs wander around.

The kids & the axe is part of a series of videos in which the author works with a poetic similar to that of the Chilean literary tradition of the 20th century known as poesía lárica, where the relationship of man with the landscape is emphasized through the contemplation of quotidian events which can be “right there” in front of us, however allowing us to see “something more” as well. Such poetic language - actualized within the audiovisual code - is particularly present in this video through the portrayal of the children’s game, a situation that, in spite of occurring immersed within the landscape, is happening somewhere else: in the place of fantasy, in an internal world impossible to be captured by the images produced by the camera, but a world that the video allows us to enter through a personal experience.

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