The Astronaut's Ark
video / experimental video
An astronaut wakes up and sets out to explore his surroundings. The “city of art” is revealed to him, up in the top-most space, like a stage set within a stage set. A reflection of our times, it is designed by Michelangelo Pistoletto with the idea of using artistic strategies to make the world a better and more livable place. This deserted and fictional city appears to the astronaut like a relic from a bygone era. He feels as if he has ended up in the belly of a whale and distant memories are evoked, unconscious desires - to be eaten by a dragon or to feel the delicate pleasure of a cat’s rough tongue on his skin.