Adrian

Paci

Milano, 1969

The Wedding (detail) | 2001

The Wedding (detail), 2001
(20 gouaches on paper mounted on wood)
cm 22 x 28 each
Courtesy: kaufmann repetto, Milan

Questo lavoro prende spunto dal filmato del mio matrimonio. Una della cose che avevo portato da casa con me era proprio la casseta del mio matrimonio.Guardandolo era un modo per rivedere le persone il paesaggio e l'atmosfera di una realtà che mi aparteneva ma di cui ero distante.Premendo "pause" mi sono accorto che ottenevo delle immagini quasi pittorici. Era come fermare il tempo. Il matrimonio in Albania non è una festa privata, è un evento gioioso che coinvolge tante persone, è un rituale, una folle festa con centinaia di persone che mangiano e bevono,cantano e ballano, è un momento perfetto, in cui uno dei più importanti eventi privati si rapporta ai rituali collettivi, e il progetto per il tuo futuro inizia con questo omaggio alla tradizione.



 

This work of mine was born watching the tape of my wedding. I left Albania for Italy on 1997 and one of the things I took with me was this tape. I used to watch it often since it was a perfect way to see all the people I missed, the landscape and all the atmosphere of the event. The tape of the wedding became this way the place of my memory. I discovered that pushing "pause" some beautiful images came out and to paint them was like to dialogue with them. It was like to stop the time looking for some relations with this strange atmosphere of my wedding. The wedding in Albania is not a private feast, it is a joyful event that involves a lot of people, it's a ritual, a crazy party with hundreds of people singing and dancing. The wedding is a perfect moment when one of your most important private events relates with the collective rituals and the project of your future begins with this homage to the tradition. To watch this tape, to stop some frames and to paint them is a perfect way to see my story in relation with this wider contexts. Beside all these reasons I really like the frames of my wedding tape and I enjoyed a lot painting them

The Wedding (detail), 2001
(20 gouaches on paper mounted on wood)
22 x 28 cm each
Courtesy: kaufmann repetto, Milan


 

 

 

The Wedding (detail), 2001
(20 gouaches on paper mounted on wood)
22 x 28 cm each
Courtesy: kaufmann repetto, Milan


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