Franco Vaccari (Italy)

Far away, 2005 video installation (Giardini Pubblici)
Among the most important concept artists and great experimenter of new trends and technology, Vaccari is well-known for his East-bound trips “beyond the curtain”, as used to be said before the fall of the wall. For this event he has produced a video work on the Romanian community in Modena which gathers around the orthadox church near via Emilia Est and their sentiment of distance from home. This is the other face of the coin compared to his analysis of via Emilia Ovest, a place of nocturnal encounters and prostitution.