concept and realisation: Fiorenzo Zancan, Chiara Bortoli, Francesca Raineri
format: video installation
duration: 90 minutes in loop
The visual field is dominated by a stone staircase, a hulking block of square rock, rough material, permanent base, monument.
Solitary bodies roll down the stairs, one by one, mediating between the shape of their bodies and the angularity of the steps. They conform to gravity through the effort of a double resistance, in order not to be dragged down and to find room in the very narrow space of the step.
They slowly go down in a monotonous rhythm, awkward in their ruffled clothes, subtly unable to abandon themselves as well as to become one with the environment.