By Michelangelo FRAMMARTINO


unknown - Completed 2013

ALBERI is a “never ending“ video-installation, everlastingly repeating itself, because the final images reconnect to the initial ones without the viewer realizing it, in a sort of perpetual vortex, which may be fallen into at any moment and at any point.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • unknown
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Director(s)
    • Michelangelo FRAMMARTINO
    • Synopsis
    • Not so many years ago, during the festive period of the Italian Carnevale, there were men who lived in the village of Satriano, in the south of Italy, who each year created a ritual whereby the village men covered themselves with ivy until they were totally unrecognizable. They became transformed, in fact, into strange, ghost-like walking trees. This rite, dating back all the way to the middle ages, eventually disappeared, as newer generations no longer took an interest in traditions of once-up-a-time.
      ALBERI, a cinematic installation, plays with the past and the present. Through the tools of a cinematic language, the film brings back into existence something that had receded into the intangible dimension of memory. From the past to the present, back into the past, from fiction to reality, from invisible to visible, from memory to film, ALBERI breaks the dimension of time, opening an endless loop.