“The success of this work is in the determined representation of the “event” (the exorcism) as indirect: the breath of the speaker(s) is the only trace of their presence at the event – the candle responds to the breath, “referring back” to the event taking place. The work is successful because the “selection” of the image – a candle responding to the breath of the speaker – establishes the indirect presence (visual absence) of the speaker but also (as a sign) contains numerous additional meanings; of life, of the impermanence of life, as well as memory, memorialization of the dead, light, the light of knowledge (but also the incompleteness of knowledge), etc. All this is contained in the premise of the exorcism event, which refuses to be represented in the conventional “cinematic” narrative.”
Tom Konyves, Approaching Videopoetry: Origins, Constraints, Categories – Evaluating Videopoetry: Selection, Modification, Juxtaposition, IULM, Milan, 6-7 giugno 2018.
Il video è stato finalista al Premio Treviglio Poesia nel 2012.
Il testo è tratto da Archivio apocalittico, farsesco ecc., lulu.com, Morrisville 2017, (It). ISBN: 978-0244939878 (lùmina, critical edition)
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