Immagini di Mario Granatiero
|Scooped by Mariano Pallottini|
Where are you going? Relax, sip a cup of tea and mimics one of the favorite activities of the Italians: imagine to observe the city from the outdoor table of a cafe. Mario Granatiero, the poet of the video camera will transport you to Ascoli Piceno in a market day. You Will observe one of the few activities that have never stopped since the time of ancient Rome, the weekly market. The morning sun is already low, revealing the fall season. People moves, each person in his own way. The stalls are ordered in a row and now, as seashells, they open up filled with colorful goods. Mario captures the detail that describes the whole, directs your gaze where more things happening and he does it with ease, almost casually.
The merchants are different from clients, their eyes are unique, and when you seem to steal the secret of their attitude, the sight of the camera turns away. Then also the atmosphere is broken with a splash of water in the fountain. New characters burst onto the scene, each one with its quirks: people, animals and things. The face of a beautiful girl, shyly chased in the crowd is like chasing the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland". The scene comes alive, suddenly a little white train appears, a cyclist avoids an accident, red balloons fill the screen... This is the "dolce far niente"...