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Atelier 105, en résidence / December 11, 2017

IN THE BACKWARD OF TIME - DANILO TORRE

This work is inspired by the city symphony film genre, attempting a sort of review in a post-modern documentary style. The title is a verse from W. Shakespeare's "The Tempest," which tells the story of Prospero, the wizard and the real Duke of Milan.
Following the manipulations of Prospero, the film uses cinematographic 'tricks” such as time shifts, flashback and visual abstractions to describe the development of the city of Milan through its architecture. It ends with a view of the "Seven Heavenly Palaces" a monumental opera by Ansel Kiefer, a détournement of a tridimensional artwork: the monumental
opera becomes a vision of the future, or a hypothetical parallel world.