VideoChannel – Italian Video Art by Visual Container
curated by Giorgio Fedeli
video title: “Soffri” 2002 07’59”
This video offers the shrewd balance between irony and willing to investigate the social and political Italian fabric which is typical of the artist: it eventually becomes the opportunity for more generally depicting the human relationships and the role/identity theme within the contemporary world.
By presenting memories of Italian medieval past under the guise of a riding knight and mentioning phrases of the famous utopian philosopher Tommaso Campanella, Umbaca here offers the starting point for a deep consideration about the relation between the individual and society, with all the relevant hierarchies, constrictions and/or possibilities