Open your eyes. Close your eyes.

Virgilio Villoresi2016

Outdoor Project

Outdoor Project
Rome, Italy

Virgilio Villoresi is not your ordinary filmmaker. With his short films and music videos he has collaborated with a wide array of creative worlds, preferring vintage animation techniques that rely on “know-how,” rather than the digital, such as the use of stop motion or shadow cinema. For Outdoor he wanted to tackle techniques that were unusual for him, but that harken back to the remote past of pre-cinema, bringing a backlit rotating sculpture that project colorful shadow puppets on the wall. In its movement, the sculpture projects, for a moment, a hidden figure. It’s kinetic art that reveals and conceals the subject constantly, as if to poetically underscore how much our examination is partial and is derivative of the spatial and temporal perspective in which we are placed. The work, therefore, is an invitation to recognize the fragmented nature of our point of view and to take the proper time to observe and pass judgment on things.


  • Title: Open your eyes. Close your eyes.
  • Creator: Virgilio Villoresi
  • Creator Nationality: italian
  • Creator Gender: male
  • Creator Birth Place: Italy
  • Date: 2016
  • Location Created: Ex Caserma Guido Reni
  • Productions: Outdoor - Beyond
  • Photographer's name: Alberto Blasetti
  • Type: Istallation
  • External Link: https://out-door.it/virgilio-villoresi/

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