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OPERA IN CONCORSO  Sezione Video

Andrea Pregl | I am the apple peeler
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I am the apple peeler
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04:17

Andrea Pregl

nato/a a Rovereto

residenza di lavoro/studio: Ledro (ITALIA)

iscritto/a dal 15 apr 2014

http://www.andreapregl.com

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Andrea Pregl | I am the can opener

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I am the can opener
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04:29

Andrea Pregl | I am the screwdriver

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I am the screwdriver
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05:02

Andrea Pregl | This is what I am and this is what I do (installazione completa)

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This is what I am and this is what I do (installazione completa)
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10:13

Descrizione Opera / Biografia


La serie ”This is what i am and this is what i do” comprende quattro video: ‘I am an applepeeler’, ‘I am the corkscrew, i am the canopener, i am the screwdriver. In questi video analizzo lo strano rapporto che nella nostra società abbiamo con gli oggetti, pretendendo da loro quelle sicurezze che non sappiamo trovare in noi, quelle riposte di cui non conosciamo neppure le domande, in loro cerchiamo felicità, cerchiamo una direzione. In questi video è proprio la voce degli oggetti a riequilibrare i rapporti, a rimetterli nella giusta prospettiva. Con semplicità scardinano le nostre illusioni:
I AM THE CORKSCREW
I am the Corkscrew, this is what I am and this is what I do. I am the Corkscrew and I remove corks. I uncork bottles of valuable wine and bottles of cheap wine, I uncork bottles of red wine and white wine. I am the Corkscrew and I remove corks. I open the way for the wine, but I won’t open the way for you nor your eyes, and I won’t open your head. I remove corks made of cork and plastic. I remove corks made of silicone because I am the Corkscrew. I release the wine during feast days, sad days, normal days. I set the wine free during so-so days. I am the Corkscrew and I set the wine free but I wont set you free from your own life nor will I set your dreams free or your mannered gestures. I remove corks and this is the reason why I’m called a Corkscrew. I uncork bottles with thin and elegant necks and bottles with robust necks, transparent or colored glass bottles. I am the Corkscrew and this is what I am. I won’t set you free from any evils, I won’t reveal any truth to you. I am the Corkscrew, this is what I do and this is what I am.
I AM THE CAN-OPENER
I am the Can-opener and I open cans. This is what I am and this is what I do. I open tomato cans, chickpeas cans, I also open cans of fruit in syrup and meat preserves and I do it because I am the Can-opener and I open cans. This is what I am and this is what I do. I open big cans and little cans, cans with colored labels but also cans without labels because I am the Can-opener and I open cans. I open pineapple cans and tuna fish cans but I will never open new roads for you, nor your obtuse mind. I am the Can-opener and this is what I do. I will never open your heart to the world and I won’t open your eyes on the decay of your own life. I open cans, this is what I do and this is what I am. I open condensed milk cans, ready made soup cans and cans of precooked vegetables. I open cans of beans, cans of corn, but I will never ever open for you new horizons, new smiles. I am the Can-opener and I open cans. I open old, rusty cans and also new and shiny ones, but I won’t open for you new opportunities. I am the Can- opener, this is what I am and this is what I do.
I AM THE APPLE-PEELER
I am the Apple-peeler, this is what I am and this is what I do. I am the Apple-peeler and I peel apples. I don’t peel kiwis, or pears. Not even melons. I am the Apple-peeler and I peel apples. I don’t peel bananas. I don’t peel peaches and I won’t peel your crushed heart either, nor your aching soul. I don’t peel apricots. I don’t peel neither plums nor oranges. I don’t peel passion fruits. I don’t peel pineapples. I am the Apple-peeler and I peel apples. I won’t peel tears from your face and I won’t peel your hands with scraped knuckles. I peel apples and that is the reason why people call me the Apple-peeler. I don’t peel cherries, raspberries, or blueberries. I don’t peel coconuts, nor persimmons. I don’t peel neither figs nor watermelons. I don’t peel papayas and I won’t peel your broken dreams or all the black clouds from your brain. I won’t even peel that opaque veil from your eyes. I am the Apple-peeler and this is what I do. I peel apples, not grapes or pomegranates. I don’t peel blackberries or lemons. Not even strawberries. I won’t peel your tired shoulders and I won’t peel your heavy words. I peel apples. I am the Apple-peeler, this is what I am and this is what I do.
I AM THE SCREWDRIVER
I am the Screwdriver and I screw and unscrew screws. This is what I am, and this is what I do. I am the Screwdriver and I screw brass and steel screws, I am the Screwdriver and I unscrew titanium and bronze screws. I am the Screwdriver, this is what I do, I screw and unscrew screws, I won’t put together the broken pieces of your life and I won’t drive you out from the darkness, I won’t be your support during the long, empty days that you fear. I’m the Screwdriver and I screw nylon screws and I unscrew Teflon screws. I screw round head screws, pan head screws, I screw dome head screws. I screw long screws and I unscrew short screws. This is what I am. I won’t straighten your crooked smile, nor will I move you a step away from the abyss, and I won’t fix your heart in your chest. I’m the Screwdriver and I screw slot head or cross head screws and this is what I do, I screw and unscrew, screw and unscrew because I am the Screwdriver. I won’t make your breaths lighter and I won’t make it easier to breathe. I am the Screwdriver, I screw and unscrew screws, this is what I am and this is what I do.
BIO:
Dopo molti viaggi attraverso il Sud-Est asiatico e l’India, è con uno sguardo diverso che osservo la nostra società. Assurde logiche consumistiche, imposte dalle nostre paure e insicurezze, sono profondamente radicate dentro di noi. Ricerche spasmodiche di risposte a domande che non conosciamo neppure. In tutti i miei lavori analizzo, spesso con uno sguardo cinico e crudele, tutte quelle manie, paranoie, fobie che ci contraddistinguono.
Osservo gli ambienti, naturali o artificiali, luoghi vissuti dall’uomo e spesso dimenticati. Utilizzo principalmente il video con il quale riesco a registrare un messaggio visivo. Nulla è dato al caso, il luogo scelto, l’immagine, il suono, spesso anche un testo, mi aiutano ad indagare le dinamiche sociali connesse alla società occidentale. Analizzo tutti i meccanismi strani che portano il pubblico, quasi cieco a vivere alcune dinamiche ormai insite, ponendolo di fronte ad uno specchio. Gioco con il significato, metto a nudo la superficialità confrontandomi con una ironia solo apparente.