Carceri d’invenzione

This short film evokes the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Carceri d’invenzione, a series of engravings of imaginary prisons with prodigious dimensions and labyrinthine forms.

The camera moves in the direction of an interior courtyard, flying over corridors, arches and staircases, it tries to advance to the center but by an arrangement of intertwined or entangled plans, it always returns to its starting point. The outside is thus found inside and the beginning is the end. This prison, like that of the 18th century engraver, is above all interior.
It can be seen as a subconscious process that wraps a reality, a memory, a desire in a much more acceptable form.

This video loop, this travelling ahead, shows a space that repeats itself like a fractal figure, where by a process of enlargement of a part of the model we find the same forms as the whole.