Journey to the city of light - Inhabiting Uncertainty
Federico’s research publication is titled “Journey to the City of Light”; a printed shooting diary of the second act of his ﬁlm ‘Lightseekers’. In it, he portrays his visit to a spiritual sect to which her mother belongs with both the intention of experiencing her beliefs and making a ﬁlm that reﬂects on the fanaticism phenomenon. In this sense, Federico views not only his ﬁlm, but also his methodology as a pilgrimage, with diﬀerent stages and stops. Since making a ﬁlm can also be a phased process, several methodological possibilities arise to reﬂect and critically dialogue with himself as he changes through time.
In this sense, the outcomes of his research (RP, Film project and Visual presentation) are a sequence of diﬀerent experiments under one same umbrella: the praising of uncertainty as the primordial force that enables creation. He considers them diﬀerent approaches to one same core experience.
Coming from the ﬁlm industry, the process of research through searching for the ﬁlm meant a huge change in his working paradigm that led him to a deep questioning of his idea of authorship. The value of error, the unpredictable and change in a creative process shaped the ﬁnal form of his ﬁlm, and the deep ethical concerns he went through pushed him to restore his forgotten shooting diary to reﬂect about the worth of getting lost.
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