Moments that Shaped the World, 2013-2019
Seven chapters, video, stereo, color
MOMENTS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII are the first seven chapters of a series of videos where the juxtaposition of images and sound modifies the perception and gives way to new meanings. A sort of personal visual diary composed by Melis with material sourced online inspired on his experiences in various socio-political contexts around the world.
Chapter III - The East is Red- 2014
Flickering neon lights in Shanghai and Raul Castro singing in 2008 an extract from ‘The East is Red’, the de facto national anthem of the People's Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. Past ideals built on the foundation of Communist thought are contrasted with the present state of capitalism.