Marcello Caroselli, Jessica Di Cocco
Sigur Rós - Mílanó
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The place is symbolic of an alternative to the conventional dimension of the civilised man. A magical place for a new awareness and a renewed ethical and spiritual tension, for a will of emancipation from the cage of the social system of the so-called civilised society. An alchemic place for a renewed life rhythm and a new impetus towards a change of life, asking to be freed from the lie and the illusions of the modern civilised society.
A man and a woman, in an unspecified place of intact nature, perform daily activities of naïve beauty and necessary simplicity.
Their scantily clad bodies express an involuntary harmonisation with the surrounding landscape. The time span is one day, from dawn to twilight. The nature and the architectural spaces are those typical of the seaside. The desolation of the landscape and the harmony of the gestures let the conscience express itself until it becomes awareness, through the words of a speech intertwined with the nature sounds.
The speech, though shaped by the breath of the composition of the scenic settings, at the same time creates a deliberate dissociation between the word and the image, thus replacing a narrative structure that is deprived of action, in favour of contemplation, and ultimately introducing reflection into the film. The unfolding topics are the following. The need to opt out from an artistic productive system that serves ever more the market interests, instead of meeting the demand of an audience desiring an art of ethical and aesthetic value. The unavoidable need to survive when, evidently, one’s “contribution” does not follow the above mentioned mechanism. The rarefied flow of reflections on the value of art, on its function for both its creator and the society. The awareness that the greatest danger for the society of peoples is the addiction to a mechanism based on the priority requirements of the market which, five years after the international economic collapse, claim victims among the civilised society. The wars that every day hit the third-world countries, even though they are fought in the name of democracy, are based, instead, on the interests of the lords of the “democratic” world.
Despite the evil perpetrated on our planet by a few greedy and pitiless “puppeteers”, the only salvation is the last fundamental remark, which concludes the stream of consciousness with hope, a vital element for the survival of the human dignity. The true and renewed value of the man lies in his intellectual, ethical and spiritual freedom in the face of the horror perpetrated by a social system imposing an anti-cultural model aimed at enslaving people. People that cannot undertake and defend any intellectual and spiritual evolution path, because it is addicted to that degenerated and degenerative cultural model. Moreover, this work wants to encourage the change that the advent of the Aquarium age should trigger, in particular as regards the existential component characterising the modern man attitude towards his existence and his social life. The Aquarium age is, indeed, characterised by a profound change in the spiritual and intellectual dimension of the man. The human being should understand the need to emancipate himself, by abandoning the subconscious frustration as a basic reflex to the psychological monopolisation of guilt. The quest for truth should be pursued starting from the rediscovery of cultural and moral freedoms, as well as from the evolutionary analysis of the ancient social model. This novel open-mindedness, free of the prejudice and the stereotypes that annihilate the modern civilised society, will mark the failure of the obsolete social and religious rules, and will define the demise of trends limiting the freedom of choice of the person.