20 Feb “Shades” by Vee The Vision
Once again Vee The Vision comes back to talk about a deeply divided society. It seems that this young author has already codified a personal language of great charm. Through archival materials and poetry, Vee the Vision manages to illuminate reality in a personal and highly emotional light, which seems to retrace history through the feelings and passions that animate the changes. There is no chronical intent in the works of this author, but rather the need to create a poetic, human and social manifesto that looks to the future while learning from the past. Black and white, a constant in the director’s works, seems to blur the contours of reality and contemporaneity, to place them in a nostalgic and past imaginary. Almost as if History could be recalled through artistic and social commitment and reworked in an equally personal form. The poem marks the times and the meaning of the images and seems to mend any contrasts between the past and the present, both in visual and narrative terms. The poet’s voice mingles with everyone else’s and in the end, the film resembles a chorus of voices rather than a monologue.
Always poised between imagination and reality, sound and word, truth and abstraction, the cinema of Vee the Vision must be understood as a whole, rather than in individual elements, to truly understand its vastness. In fact, it seems that the thought and style of this director are developing one sentence at a time, one image after another, and it would be a shame to lose even one minute of this powerful manifesto.