Alessandro Quaranta
Video 4 Channels

Water as a life-giving and indestructible element is a storyteller. Flowing water, otherwise incomprehensible, can be in part comprehended, in a container which gives it a form as well as a measure of quantity. Many forms are also associated with migration phenomena, which are also incalculable and unsustainable because of geo-political changes. The video, which is divided into separate panes, shows people who pose for the camera while they collect water at public fountains. The canisters, which are from illegal immigrants who live in a shady world and who place the politics of immigration of our towns and cities in crisis with their pressing asylum requests, are a measuring device for the realization of this video. Each canister produces a sound while it is filled which intensifies their presence.