I’ll hold your gaze for 7 sucklings

video 3’55”, color, stereo, Italy 2022

image: Still from video

Breastfeeding has for 3 years the connective action and position between me and the Nile: a position reflected as a pure image in thousands of paintings scattered throughout the city, Marian/isiac par excellence, and yet having some difficulty in incarnating itself in public space.

I let my self to be drawn by this position to explore some of the multiple “Bodies of Naples”.
This video results from the researches around the Nile figure: studying the monument via mirrors, archives, books and drawing, I’m making emerge a philological spectrum of the sucklings that used to be around the Nile river Monument in Naples.