My short Film DeChromaMe was showcased at Loop Film Fest 2011, at Fundación Francisco Godia (Barcelona).
It is a visual experiment on color shifts producing contraction or expansion of space (a side-efect of Wassily Kandinsky’s color theory, developed in his “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”)
While in New York City, I had the chance to shoot a short film.
It describes the crazyness of Times Square, as compared to the order-within-chaos of its sorroundings.
New York is the paradigm of The Metropolis.
It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since you last visited the city. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what religion, color or sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter what age you are. It doesn’t matter if you are there for business or pleasure, or because you were born there. It is even indifferent to what mood you are in.
Either you love the place, or you hate it. Period.
If you hate it, just move along. The world is full of great places.
If (by mistake, by coincidence, by luck) you happen to love it, then you are done. You will wish you were a Newyorkian for the rest of your life.
I belong to the latter group. Period.
SELF as in my / your / him or her / one + self.
This is the final conclusion, persistent in my mind, every time I take a walk at the sea front, in Costa Brava on cloudy days.
Relaxing and intense. Very relaxing. Very intense.
Whenever I travel to a new place, I enjoy practicing one of my favorite sports: taking long walks by myself, camera in hand, spending as much time as I will, just looking at people and places, observing habits and taking pictures, getting lost and finally (hopefully) finding my way around back to the base camp. I am good at reading maps, at understanding the logic of city layout; happily, so far I have always managed to find my way back to the base camp!
Last year, while practicing that sport in Santiago de Chile I found myself in an office building with a charmingly tacky (or was it tackily charming?) inside open space.