Roberto D'Alessandro

Compressed Park I
(digital video, two screens, 3'40")

Horizon-track
(digital video, two screens, 1'25")

  Applying modernist thought to video, my research is based on the investigation of the potentiality and the specificity of the medium, often considered and merely used as a surrogate for film, especially today, when the constant increase of definition of digital camcorder has set digital video as a real economic alternative to film.

Landscape as content of my work comes from an undeniable Romantic call in front of nature, as well as the will to refer to the artistic tradition that goes from C├ęzanne and Turner, till Land Art and particularly British Structural Film. The emphasis on the interaction between natural (or semi-natural) world and the digital system of representation is a crucial interest of my current research.