Tuttifrutti is the new video by Stefania Galegati Shines. Radicate.us is presenting a short preview. The full version will be available at gallery FPAC, Palermo (Italy), from Dec. 21st, 2013.
Excerpt from the video “Tuttifrutti”
“Animated by a soundtrack absolutely apt and powerful, this video shows some scenes of popular weddings, like a social contradiction between being and appearing. It’s about lives that are looking for an ‘habitus’ which is obviously not their natural, clumsy representations that catapult individuals into a ridiculous and moving ‘other world,’ where everything is surreal: atmosphere, behaviors, gestures, faces, objects… the food.” (Agata Polizzi)
Tuttifrutti is a complete immersion into another “element,” and as it happens with all dives, we require tools for navigation of depths. This tool is disenchantment, without which you cannot access the enormous phenomenology of feelings that alternate in the video of Stefania Galegati Shines.
Tuttifrutti is without doubt an anthropological study of an alternative reality so close to the “reality” that moves forward to create a sense of disorientation. It is hard to recognize the limits, excesses, possibilities, and the needs.
Tates in images, animated by a soundtrack absolutely apt and powerful, show some scenes of popular weddings, like a social contradiction between being and appearing. It’s about lives that are looking for a habitus which is obviously not their natural, clumsy representations that catapult individuals into a ridiculous and moving “other world” where everything is surreal: atmosphere, behaviors, gestures, faces, objects… the food.
Even the feelings appear modified by the unawareness and inexperience of the new young married couples, mostly in their twenties, face life together, passing through an air chamber that makes the return to their reality unlikely.
Banquets worthy of Trimalchio, crazy dances, kitsch clothes, attitudes and behavior that mimics a label that is clearly out of reach.
Yet Tuttifrutti celebrates a naive and joyful disregard of its real possibilities, it also celebrates the disenchantment that for only a few hours anything is possible and even true.
The desire to look more beautiful, richer, smarter, happier passes through the tale par excellence, the one about marriage, the one that marks the passage into adulthood, which summarizes the dreams and hope for the future.
Then it is in compliance with these aspirations, that instead yes, they are authentic, the narrative of Galegati Shines, using her clean eye, frees the story from every judgment and sublime absurdity inherent in each image and action, making them fun and at the same time affected.
She places us, on one hand, in front of the hope for a better life, celebrated through the party as a focal and purifying point and on the other hand, in front of the realization that nothing will change and that everything will be just “reality” for a day.
Special thanks to Agata Polizzi for kindly providing the introductory text.