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Heaven's Gate

  • Emanuele Napolitano
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
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Director Biography - Emanuele Napolitano

Born 1976 Rome (I), lives and works in Rome (I)

His practice is based on observations of encounter, interaction and fusion between image and vision. His projects examine in particular the relationship with everyday society, identities and connections between images and social behaviour. The physical matter He works with is often photography, found images, the surplus material or in situ material. Documentation, collection, multi-material displays, the exploration of the artefactual dimension, re-representations of images and spaces with various media, or creating a new presence for them, form the Napolitano’s practice. He is interested in considerations of the possibility and impossibility of vision, or how images and visions in general can be practised any more today and exploring the life-span and cycles of an image and its topic. The processual nature of the works subjects them to an endless state of change.

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Director Statement

a visual trip about Heaven's Gate, an American UFO religious millenarian group based in San Diego, California, founded in 1974 and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1927–1985). On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of thirty-nine members of the group who had participated in a mass suicide in order to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following Comet Hale–Bopp. This is their final voyage in outer space.