VALENTINA BONIZZI
Is It Yours?

Video/HD/Sound

6 October, 2018

VENUES

THE BUS STATION
Duration: 2’19”

BS2

Valentina Bonizzi

Title: Is It Yours?

Medium: Video/HD/Sound

Duration: 2’19”

Courtesy: The Artist

Year: 2014

 

“Is it Yours?” is a short film that watchfully follows a small bird caught in a border patrol facility at the checkpoint between Israel and Palestine. The film is a study in what it means to be a human being, allowing the viewer to become any of the characters within: to be both equipped to subdue others, including other humans, and to be ignorant of the strategies that will improve the circumstances of these people; to be helpless, beating against a structure one finds oneself enclosed within, with no clear route of escape; and to be the witness who wants to guide the protagonists’ actions so that life can be preserved.