Sous les Jardins, Villa Torlonia, 2014


Maya Schweizer HD Video, 4 min, 2014
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The film shows the public park of the Villa Torlonia which is built atop of several catacombs. The camera observes and scales the surface, it captures details and long shots from different perspectives. Found footage and contemporary material are superimposed into a portrait of the Villa that never reveals its rationale.
The dialogue between both films in the exhibition suggests that the Villa Torlonia itself is a puzzle piece of history which must be put into place. Maya Schweizer’s works call for acts of contextualisation without providing ready interpretations.