Elisabetta Benassi: Storyboard (You'll never walk alone)
In this book, the artist has taken two separate stories and interwoven them. The photographs in the book are actually a collection of stories from two of the artist’s videos, You’ll never walk alone and Timecode. The common thread is Pier Paolo Pasolini. The main protagonists of the first story are Bettagol, who is the artist’s alter ego, and a young man, strikingly similar to Pier Paolo Pasolini, riding a motorcycle.
In a parallel to this story, as a comment or a video soundtrack, images appear of the old Totò and the young Ninetto, the main characters from Uccellacci e uccellini, the film where Pasolini poetically transposed the theme of the end of ideologies. Pasolini seen from the artist’s eyes, without nostalgia and with the intensity of real experience, is brought into her present.
This imaginative twist offers no conclusion, giving the reader/viewer the opportunity to fill the gaps in it himself. The book was published in 2002 by Onestar Press in Paris. It has 150 pages printed in black and white offset, it comes in a paperback with a colour cover, and was published in an edition of 250.