A piece of marble is extracted from a quarry, loaded onto a cargo ship and sculpted into a column by stone workers during a long journey (The Column, 2013). At an anonymous airport, people walk upwards onto a ladder leading nowhere (Centro di Permanenza Temporanea, 2007). Children on a tree challenge us to discern reality from its reflection (Per Speculum, 2006). Questions about art the role of the artist arise with the story of a craftsman who executes with equal ease works such a copy of a Titian’s work or a death certificate (Piktori, 2002).
In 1997, Adrian Paci escaped the Albanian civil war to take refuge in Italy. His biographical experience of exile is the starting point of his work. In his films, he stages stories that call upon us to reflect on pressing contemporary issues from our societies, such as immigration, perpetual transit and the loss of roots.
The Column, 2013, 27'
Centro di Permanenza Temporanea, 2007, 4'
Per Speculum, 2006, 6'
Piktori, 2002, 4'