“The Inverted Shadow. The Collective Unconscious of Movies”, a video-installation by Argentinean moviemaker Lucas Turturro opened on July 23 at MACBA. The display is made up of multiple screens that show a group of dreamlike fragments of movies. Oneiric images from different times and places that establish dialogues, from Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries to such emblematic films as Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound or Federico Fellini’s 8 ½. Viewers get into that space, walk through this fancy world created by the movies and experience it.
The Inverted Shadow proposes an audiovisual essay on the dream-image, or rather, on the fantasy scenes created by the movies. The work invites the members of the audience to decode the message carried out by each image, symbol, modified dream, in every sequence and all of them as a whole.
Likewise, the artist tries to turn the traditional and tow-dimensional screen of the cinema into a tridimensional space ruled by these images. This work suggests a transversal reading in which the author merges cinematographic language with new technologies. The display finds a common message - hidden in every movie dream -, encodes it and gives it to viewers that are willing to dream.
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