Italy / Duration 3m 50s / 2005
Consciousness of existence. The creation of the observer can only happen in the materialisation of the idea of another person. We cannot assert our own existence without this fact.
What do we do when we create? We use our imagination to add something to something. Sometimes we add an idea to other ideas. In our case we do as we always have done since we were kids. What we really do is playing. We oblige the viewer to play with us. Our works need the viewers active participation. The viewer is part of the game, more precisely he is a crucial part of it. He has to be conscious of that. Each work is like a different game with its own rules and schemes. Lemeh42 is an art group formed by Michele Santini and Lorenza Paoloni in 2003. They met at University in Bologna and joined their love of literature and photography to produce a series of films. At the beginning they were just helping each other with useful suggestions and practical help. Then after a hot summer afternoon spent in Lorenza’s Grandma’s old house they wrote a script together entitled ‘I know you are but what am I’ taken from the song of the same name by Mogwai. Their work has been screened widely in Italy and internationally and their work includes photomotion films and video installations for theatre.