Worstward Ho!, 2020

HD video, color, sound

Text: Samuel Beckett
Interpretation: Miro Bersi
Sound design: Bruno Palazzo

Commissioned by Instituto Moreira Salles

Worstward Ho! establishes a relationship between the experience of isolation and the internal experience with the eponymous text by Samuel Beckett from 1983. The video traverses, in a slow and continuous movement, the space of an apartment reconstructed through the process of photogrammetry. This phantom camera observes the empty apartment that, after a long journey, returns to the starting point. Between the rhythmic cadence of the text and the fluid image, the video inhabits an extended reading time, which confuses “real” and “digital” spaces or a possible mental place, closed in on itself.