VIDEO GALLERY  OF THE '70s
  1. FRAGMENTS OF AN INTERIOR SPACE
    Artist name: Luigi Viola co-author: Pier Paolo Fassetta Title: Fragments of an interior space Year: 1980 Time: colour sound 4’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia "Fragments of an interior space has been realized in 1980 with P.P. Fassetta. Images roused by the meeting between reality and imagination and gathered in the mental space of the story, change as perceptions and states of mind change. The poetry of the bodily expression and the matter which is free to act in the vacuum, blend in the mutual feeling of nature."
  2. DO YOU REMEMBER THIS MOVIE?
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Do you remember this movie? Year: 1979 Time: colour sound 4’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia An intensely lyrical sequence. A movie in the video to create a tunnel through memory. An alphabet pronounced by a sweet voice in which every letter corresponds to a word whose emotional suggestiveness creates associations with childhood, its ancestral significance, its dreams, its magic, its mistery, its nonsense.
  3. URLO (GROANING)
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Urlo (Groaning) Year: 1979 Time: toned sound 5’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia An image that recalls childhood, frees the verbal stream of memory and the subconscious, reduces words to an indistinct groaning coming from the innermost recesses of the body, as amorphous psychic matter.
  4. VIDEO AS NO VIDEO
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Video as no video Year: 1978 Time: b/w and colour sound 3’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia An analysis of the nature of this means of communication. The absence of an action on the video does not mean the negation of the video; on the contrary, the less freedom is granted to the image, the greater freedom is granted to the imagination. An attempt to probe into the body of the video to discovery its soul.
  5. A 5’ WRITING
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: A 5' writing Year: 1977 Time: b/w sound 5’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia Four speeds in writing associated to four physical movements that become louder and louder. The word returns to gestures and the body to survive. The real time of screen-writing makes the time of poetic action coincide with the time of the reader, reflecting the biological rythm of life into the experience of language and writing.
  6. TEMPORIDENTITAS
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Temporidentitas Year: 1977 Time: b/w sound 10’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia Carolina, Vincenzo and I duplicate our reflection an endless number of times, as if one were mirrored in the other. Material time and psychological time blend in an exhausting oriental repetition of gestures.
  7. TAKING PLACE
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Taking place Year: 1976 Time:b/w sound 2’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia In this case taking place means changing places, a complete and mutual transformation, as is seen in the eternal contrast between bios and thanatos. In the video changing places becomes a moment of identification, favored by the ambiguity of a date, 1949 which is the only element two people have in common, since one of them died and the other was born in that year.
  8. WHO IS LUIGI VIOLA?
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Who is Luigi Viola? Year: 1976 Time: b/w sound 12’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia A game, maybe a dream, an exchange of identity with Dalibor Martinis, Sanja Ivekovic and Goran Trbuljak. But who is Luigi Viola? The man who is praying, the man who is shaving, the man who is drinking, the blonde girl who is playing ping-pong? This is just a starting-point.
  9. FALL & LOSS OF A DEAR FAMILY
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Fall & loss of a dear family Year: 1976 Time: b/w no sound 2’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia Violence and dependency, chance and madness in psychological and personal relationships. The family considered a paradigmatic knot.
  10. IDENTITY AS IDENTIFICATION
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Identity as identification Year: 1976 Time: b/w sound 3’ prod. by Videotapes del Cavallino Venezia The magic moment of an image and the emotion aroused following the suggestion of an imaginary itinerary, that makes the real world seem strange and far away are suddendly interrupted by words belonging to the language of bureaucracy, the most conventional language possible.
  11. PUBLIC AND SECRET DIARY
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Public and secret diary Year: 1975 Time: b/w sound 20’ prod. by Centro Audio-Video, Venezia A walk through the streets of the city. Work on the edge of a paradox, because it touches the problem of ideology in its own more ambiguous boundaries, hovering between the message of proselytizing and critical reflection, including the assumption of public responsibility by the artist - here he becomes almost a peaceful militant and political agitator, well beyond his role - and the “secret” size of the politics as entirely subjective passion and enthusiasm for life, but also as a moral obligation.
  12. ERASURES
    Artist name: Luigi Viola Title: Erasures Year: 1975 Time: b/w sound 20’ prod. by Centro Audio-Video, Venezia A walk along a trail that meanders through various places in the city, a long reading of poetry in the streets of Venice and among its people, through the quotation of texts of the high emblematic literature of ‘900, from Baudelaire to Villon, from Rimbaud to Dylan Thomas, accompanied by the shedding into the water channels of letters cut out of paper, like an innocent child's play, while a black band, mourning, from time to time is used as a symbol of the prophetic poet's blindness, of the darkness of the sense, the civic value of saying, the impossibility for the art of acting and producing changes outside of its own transformation.