Umberto d’s boxset2018
The Piazza Rotunda was one of my daily morning walks – early, before the crowds, to watch the road sweepers and the shop keepers setting up. I began learning specific performed actions, from Umberto D.where he is reduced to begging outside the Pantheon; repeating his actions in order to Know them, drawing them physically, drawing myself into the film.
Looping slapstick like fragments, stretching the commedia del’arte element by repetition and abstraction.
A Sisyphean rehearsal for a never to be released film