The Other The Same_

“In all the laws of physics that we have found so far there does not seem to be any distinction between the past and the future. The moving picture should work the same going both ways, and the physicist who looks at it should not laugh.” (Richard Feynman in the lecture ‘The distinction of past and future’)

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he other, the same is a video set among the curves of a pedestrian bridge where images continuously unfold in opposite directions, like a skein whose ends are pulled simultaneously. One part indicates the past while, symmetrically, the other reaches toward the future, creating a temporal fracture in which past, present and future become entangled. The video was filmed as a long take in which, merging with the unpredictable coming and going of passers-by on that day, there is a fictional character who regularly completes a circuit and realigns himself with his reflection, like a mysterious memory of himself. As we listen to the soundtrack, which reinforces the mystery and strangeness of what we see before us, we cannot help thinking that perhaps, quite simply, it is not time that passes, but ourselves.

Recording script – The other, the same

1) MAIN CHARACTER

00’00’ to 00’30’ – Standing alone on top of the bridge;
00’30’’ to 00’45’’ – Go down the right side of the camera (you can now start to pass whoever you want on the bridge);
00’45’ to 04’30’ – Wait outside the bridge (normal movement on the bridge, whoever wants to pass);
04’30’’ to 04’45’’ – It goes up by itself on the right side of the camera;
04’45’ to 05’15’ – Standing alone in the middle of the bridge (here is the most delicate part, if there is someone with him up there on the bridge, he has to stay where he is for 30 seconds!);
05’15’ to 05’30’ – it goes down by itself on the left side of the camera (you can now start to pass whoever you want on the bridge);
05’30’ to 09’15’ – Wait outside the bridge (normal movement on the bridge, whoever wants to pass by);
09’15’’ to 09’30’’ – Goes up on the left side of the camera;
09’30’’ to 1000’’ – Standing alone on top of the bridge. (Here, if it was to mirror exactly like the beginning, it would have to be alone, but as long as it doesn’t have a lot of people, so it doesn’t look too different from the beginning)

2) BRIDGE

00’00’ to 00’30’ – Bridge Closed;
00’30’’ to 4’00’’ – Bridge Open;
04’00’ to 05’30’ – Bridge Closed;
5’30’’ to 9’00’’ – Bridge Open;
9’00’ to 10’00’ – Bridge Closed;

Original Recording: Long take with 10 minutes long

Final Edit: 5 minutes long

Video upper portion displays recording from minute 00’00” up to minute 05’00”
Video lower portion (reflection) displays recording from minute 10’00” back to minute 05’00”

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