“The world will not allow a word about them; Mercy and justice hold them in disdain.
Let us not discuss them. Look and pass on”.
Dante Alighieri, e Divine Comedy [Inferno, Canto III]
“Buffering” is an accurate way to describe the actual situation of Italian politics, which is caught in a moment of political weakness and stalemate. The parliamentary debate is on hold. As a result, pictures of politicians are also, figurativelyspeaking, somehow “frozen”. The general result is then purposely merciless, because it represents the political scenario in “Buffering” mode waiting for something to happen. e “freeze frame” disfeatures people and turns them in a mere sequence of portraits in a human bestiary. They are portraits of a missing movement, images of politicians who are not able to carry out their duty. Basically, this sequence represents a Babylon of slothful people stuck in a media circle that overloads the whole system forcing it to try a new connection that would allow it to start afresh.
Buffering is the result of snapshots taken from TV debates over the whole year 2011. 12 faces showing as much phases of Italian politics in 2011.