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Blank, Isobel

Isobel Blank
Italian videomaker

participant in
NewMediaFest’2010 – A Virtual Memorial Foundation
SFC – Shoah Film Collection

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Video title:
If a spot of human lasts”
2009, 3.57 minutes

“If a spot of human lasts”
How can a shape hold itself integer. Immutabile. That is not possibile in Nature, neither in man. But when a tragedy like the Shoah takes place, a man cannot either hold integer his status of human being.
Here a girl. her clothes, her hair, her movement, her shape of human. Her status of human, her lines put in evidence by the whitest white of the snow. Then..her shapes losing shape. Her hair losing definition. And her opposition to the lost of her status. Through the absence of movement. The stasis. Sitting in the white. Or through a dance. Her last help call. With her hair holding a branch, a tree. Holding Nature. Then the dark, not the light. Then the violence that makes human shape disappear. Starting from clothes, till the hair. And then only a paper figure. No hair, nothing. Neither a girl. Just a paper figure to be destroied. What lasts then? Just a color moving in the white. Just a little spot of red in a drawing that Nature cannot erase. Maybe a spot of human lasts. But only in memories.