Introduction

“Weary, a night the earth tremble. Making a lot of noise. Falling asleep leaves big ruts in the fields and the sky entered into the houses, in the rooms, with the fog and everything else… In a moment everything remained suspended. Property. To not disturb.”

May 20, 2012 the house of my parents was severely damaged by the earthquake in Emilia Romagna (North of Italy). In seconds we found ourselves in the courtyard with the rubble looking at the sky; there was a little of sky entering into the house between the cracks in the walls or roof, and now you could see the sky through a house that was no longer there.

My family after an initial period spent in a camper, lived for two years inside a house where the time was suspended: the furniture in the center of the room wrapped in cellophane, no curtains on the windows and signs of works in progress in every room. They lived expecting to return to a normal life.

In my project I would not describe the “tragedy” of the earthquake but what was left: a waiting, a limbo, a suspension of time, in what could be home for anyone.

Dove è finito il cielo (Where is the sky) by Gaia Degli Esposti was presented at Slideluck Bologna.

Multimedia Tips

a. What program was used to create the multimedia?

I used Adobe Premiere.

b. How and why did you choose that sound/music?

The music is a movie soundtrack, which somehow evoked some images and feelings of my project.

c. Tell us about the editing process when you think of a multimedia.

I really liked to work with multimedia because it allowed me to put together photographs, video and sound, creating something completely different from the initial project conceived to have only images. The slide show allows the viewer to enter the story and feel the same way I felt when and where I was shooting.

I tried to choose images in a sequence where was possible to insert videos, in order to be able to create a credible and meaningful narration.

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