Props and Gesture
This two-channel work is a study of performances from the extensive archival footage of the Gadini Family, Bergamo, Italy. One is an edit of the intimate family life of plays, games and projection, the other is of the Gadinis in Ethiopia. The work contrasts the inner life and construction of the self against an outer interface in a colonised territory drawing remarkable parallels.
Nova Paul, Still image from Props and Gesture 2016, Two-channel video, courtesy the artist.