03.10.98 – 12.12.98
DVD player and high-end videoprojector / 60 minutes / black and white, no sound.
Brightness and contrast settings of the videoprojector have to be adjusted towards gray (variable). The connecting walls and ceiling are painted black.
‘Kintergarten Antonio Sant’Elia, 1932’ is the last work of five in which the element of wind in the leaves is played out against a still. A photograph dating from 1932, at the opening of the new kindergarten Antonio Sant’Elia in Como. We see children that play in the functionalist garden (architect Giuseppe Terragni), and two young trees.The light is cold and it seems like the sun is low, creating long shadows and a chilly impression. The image with the children remains in between a spontaneous moment and a composed picture. The movement of the young trees causes the image to freeze as well as it continues to melt into motion, never choosing to go just in one direction.