NOWHERE NEAR

Almost everything we know about distant reaches of Universe has come to us via traditional cosmological messengers. Though some claim that there is another type of cosmological messengers - the fastest known stars that are trapped orbiting the supermassive black holes. When two galaxies collide, the supermassive black holes at their centres interact in a way that flings away orbiting stars out of the merged galaxy at super high speeds, some of them travelling fast enough to escape their galaxy entirely. If there was a mechanism of tracing them, we ought to be able to see unbound stars travelling across the Universe.

 

Here’s a story of a man, a man at the end of a long and exhausting journey to an unknown place, the land he imagined himself as a castle of clouds that vanished upon reaching it.

What remains when the dream disappears? Where could one look for the answers? Where would he look to find a way home?

In the attempt of trying to tell a story of a person that leaves his land and pursues his dream physically moving from one place to another, overcoming barriers, I discovered that the dream one is following is not always only a desire for a better future, sometimes it is a nightmare that appears when the dream doesn’t get fulfilled and remains a recurring vision of something that may never be reached.

The project explores the question of African migration in Italy.

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