La Missione – The Mission

Video realized with Mario Bottinelli Montandon
betacam, 6’30”

The Mission uses materials shot in Super 8, from a family archive of home movies. Here too, private ready-mades establish a dialectic relationship with a public context. On the one hand the color images of the artists at the age of ten, at school or at play; on the other, a program of a leading company in the field of public relations. Certain phrases from the program are inserted as intertitles: ‘we will build the system and select the technologies to permit all our personnel, anywhere in the world, to have the same opportunities of access to our know-how, experience and capacities.’ The off-screen voice is a comment recorded during a meeting with different subjects, including an artist, a pastry chef, an economist.”
Marco Scotini