Citron | Lunardi (Selene Citron and Luca Lunardi) (Italy) – Terra!, 2016, 2’54”
The video suggests the boarding to a land of dreams, unfulfilled hopes and promises. It is not a reference to the migrations of peoples far away from us because we are all migrants: our human condition is by its nature migrant. The white statue represents all of us and the gold boats are our dreams of a better life, shared by all. This sharing of horizons can lead to a real change of perspective on the concepts of diversity, immigration and human rights. Furthermore Terra! exorcises the fear that diversity can destroy. The white statue is who does not accept diversity and is influenced by the fears generated by the media. The migrants become shining golden boats and a chance of new life if immigration is approached with a serious plan of action and not extemporary.Who is in fear instead remains motionless and with the vain and hypocritical hope of ending the phenomenon sooner or later, but if this continues will be buried also under the isothermal towel – but apparently protective – of clichés.
Citron | Lunardi is a collaboration between two different personalities: Selene Citron (1986) passing from installations to performance and Luca Lunardi (1980) who works with video and writing.
Selene Citron graduated and specialized in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. The research is based on the use of simple materials: plaster, argillla, twine.
Luca Lunardi (1980) after the degree in literature from the University of Padua, specializing in the history and criticism of the film follows a path of artistic research, which leads him to explore the frontiers of some artistic languages (cinema, photography, video art, performance, literature).