Rubbernecking

English subtitles

Italian subtitles

Rubbernecking,  (Paolo Pennuti in collaboration with Mirko Fabbri), 2010. 11:33. Video.

Camera: Sony pd170

Rubbernecking is an ironic combination of visual and audio snippets, recorded in a documentary style. According to the German biologist Jacob Von Uexkull, every creature lives only in its own Umwelt (its  subjective world), which is like a  single bubble of soap, pulled apart from the others. A Landscape can be imagined as a collection of individual worlds, similar to notes on a musical score; every note is relevant in itself and at the same time it is in relation to the others. Rubbernecking depicts a landscape-milieu ruled by forms of control and by the lack of individual possibilities to escape from the dynamics of a society which doesn’t consider people and animals as individuals as such, but rather as elements of the system.

 

Exhibition history:
Animal Influence, 2011, curated by Julie Andrew and Carol Gigliotti, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

Talent Prize 2010, curated by Nicoletta Zanella,  Centrale Montemartini Museum, Rome, Italy

Videoart Box Space, 2010, Milan, Italy

23rd Festival Les Instants Vidéo, 2010, Marseille, France

Anemic FIlm Festival, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic

VideoREPORT ITALIA 2008_09, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Contemporary art Gallery of Monfalcone, Italy

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