Episodes from “A week of kindness”
Orthographe, who featured at steirischer herbst in 2007 with their perplexing camera obscura, transform room 113 into a confusing archive of place and time loops full of seemingly ordinary and yet fey everyday actions. We are condemned to obsessive, never-ending recollection. Trapped in an in-between world of repetitions, trapped in the limbo of the 21st century, in reality television, where emotional, real and fictitious schedules manipulate everyone at will. Can we still trust what we experience? Who controls our perception, do we all see the same? Is our action self-determined or are all our wishes merely symptoms of a feverish dependency: the dependency on being able to watch, watching more and more, watching again and again, on being watched, being watched watching.
Festival district: Hotel, Room 113
Concept & direction Alessandro Panzavolta
Consultant to photography Cesare Fabbri
Technical direction Marco Amadori & Yann Gioria
With Ane Lan, Michele Mazzani & Moira Ricci