#PAUSECLOPE

#PAUSECLOPE

This video project is inspired by Jarmush’s « Coffee and Cigarettes »  and iconic Warhol’s interviews. The project seems easy: Andrea Picci invites people he founds interesting or intriguing to have a cigarette at his place. The point of it is to analyze the relation of the subject and the camera. How much can someone asked to be himself be honest about its true identity, and how much of a role the subject will act only because of the camera presence? It is an disguised emptiness we can easily find in our interactions on social networks: are we really what we share on our digital profiles, or is it a projection of what we’d like to be, or even what we’d like people to think we are? Each video is a break in its duration, as nothing happens during the whole video, the audience has to take some of its time to watch it, transforming the time into an actual break. This process goes voluntarily as opposite to the consumerism and sharing rhythm to which the spectator is used to live nowadays.