“Siren Land” is a work inspired by my own life. It is a journey through desire and loss where the stories narrated continue outside the frames. Siren Land is somewhere between dream and reality, a metaphysical place where the distance from my homeland, Napoli, and my family is less painful.
“Now the sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence. Someone might have escaped from their singing; but from their silence, certainly never.” F. Kafka
The Siren Land’s project is inspired by Kafka’s version that he used in his own translation of the myth of Ulysses, who escapes from the sirens. For Kafka, this episode is the perfect metaphor to explore the idea of love at a distance; a deeply evocative metaphor, through the lenses of the emotional distance. Since birth we have an innate predisposition to look for the proximity of a reference figure to take care of our needs and which attributes value to our existence. The relationship with our lands and our mothers, act as a filter between ourselves and the others. At some stage of our life this process is interrupted by the need to create a distance, a gap that contributes to create our identity as individuals and pushes us towards the creation of new life. The aim of this work is an attempt to exorcise this distance, visually and emotionally, and sublimate it through the poetry of images.
Siren Land was presented at Slideluck London.
a. What program was used to create the multimedia?
b. How and why did you choose that sound/music?
I though “Balance her in between your eyes” by Nicolas Jaar was the best track.
c. Tell us about the editing process when you think of a multimedia.
It was very easy because the idea of “Siren Land” was born previously as a book. In this case the multimedia helps to evoke a specific feeling through the soundtrack.