Curated by: Andrea Lerda
Over Time is a three-channel video installation that investigates the relationship between human beings and the natural environment from new perspectives, which has always been at the center of Laura Pugno's research, through a multifocal gaze on snow, a material that is both powerful and vulnerable, which conditions climates. , systems of life and economies. What are the reasons for our emotional bond and our need to live, study and recreate snow in the Anthropocene era?
Resource for mountain economies, land of sporting enterprises, source of sweetened but also sublime and tragic imaginaries, capable in the form of ice to immobilize life for millions of years and as water to be an indispensable source for the survival of all living species , the snow risks disappearing due to global warming and anthropogenic action. In this sense, the video is a story that revolves around the weather and the challenges that humanity is called to face in an era characterized by climatic urgencies, the disappearance of glaciers and a growing global shortage of water.
In Over Time, the critical gaze that leads the viewer to confront the concept of failure - of game over - is intertwined with a more reassuring vision. In the course of the narration, the scientific approach to research on the dynamics of change of snow and ice opens up to a gaze mediated by empathy towards a fragile and silent world, questioning us about what the time that awaits us can and should be, according to the vision of a new ecophilia with the world, based on a renewed sensitivity to the concept of care.