FRANCESCA FINI Oasi nel deserto

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Oasis in the desert
5:10
2010

“Oasis in the desert” is a project of videoperformative raids around the city. The project, by Francesca Fini is inspired by the philosophy of urban writing, with the substantial difference that in this case the “scratch” that marks the territory is temporary, being videoperformative, although is experienced with the same excitement of an illegal raid. What remains is video documentation of what happened, often in the absolute solitude and gloomy silence that characterizes most desolate areas of our cities. The first “raid” was performed late at night, in Tor Bella Monaca, a very depressed neighborhood in Rome, Italy. In all that desolation and dirt, I’m a crazy lady trying to reach my little spot of peace and warmt. And even if I’m finally resting under the orange lights of an artificial sun, I’m still all alone in the dark. Because in every desert there is a little oasis and in every oasis a little desert.