It would not be possible to leave planet earth unless gravity existed - 2017


                   



2017/ Full HD Video/color, audio, one channel, 13'41''/ courtesy MAM Foundation Tirane & Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan


It was a simultaneous rendezvous between utopia and dystopia: Mario and Metallurgik.
The first, Mario, is a man who has always had the passion to fly and build airplanes. Metallurgik is a place that hosts an abandoned factory with a surface of around 250 thousand hectares, where 12 thousand people used to work during the 70’s in Albania. Mario today has become the master for the assembling of flying machines and he has the persistent desire to reach a faraway place, in the outer space. Metallurgjik, on the other hand, emptied from its workers, exposes its ruins as a scientific proof of the failure of a project which was part of an ideal society, the one of Albanian communism.

It would not be possible to leave planet earth unless gravity existed is a work that encounters two desires: the one of an ideal society and the separation from it. Both, interdependent, could not survive without each other. What remains from this relationship is a journey in search for a name.