Intervallo – Jacopo Rinaldi

Intervallo is a moving piece on a railcar crossing Salento from Lecce to Gagliano del Capo, southern Italy. The installation consists in the substitution of a train window shades with printed curtains reproducing still shots from a 1935 newsreel. The sequence is a one-second footage divided into the number of the train windows. The original footage is a tracking shot which was caught through the windows of a newly produced Littorina railcar during the fascist regime. Since then “littorina” became an Italian commonly used term indicating railway cars.
The train station’s first floor of Gagliano Leuca hosts the original red curtains taken from the train.