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 I - Havana-Berlin - 2012
A single-shot video from a street in Havana and the audio of the CNN broadcast live from the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. This simple disjunction between image and sound suggests the persistence of an ideological system which fell apart in certain parts of the world but still conditions life in Cuba.