It all started on the day when Héctor Ayuso, director of OFFF Let’s Feed the Future Festival, invited us to participate in 2014’s edition with a free film to reflect on a topic: the future.
I remember the conversations I had with Rafa Montilla, producer of the documentary, about how to approach the subject taking into account the festival’s nature. OFFF gathers artists around the world to reflect on the advance of visual arts linked to technological innovation and future trends.
In that moment–and still now, sadly–, news left us perplexed with images of shipwrecks, beatings and thousands of people jumping over a fence, risking their lives trying to flee their countries in search of a deserved better future.
Rafa called me and we talked about the disasters taking place in Melilla and the Italian coast. That’s when he asked me: and what happens with the no future, with all those people risking their lives to get one?” That’s when we decided to go down to the border and really talk about what was happening there.
Before that I’d been revising the work Maurizio Nannucci, who makes big installations with apparently simple, but in fact really forceful messages. I remembered one of his works having a special impact on me. It said: “And what about the truth”.