Stray Home

Luca Tornato, BR02:56

Luca Tornato (b. 1997 in São Paulo, BR) is currently studying at the ArtScience department at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (NL). With a background in electrical engineering, and heavily influenced by expanded cinema and early computer graphics, he hoards old analog video equipment giving them a second and final chance to create videoart, oscillographics and installations.
STRAY HOME is a short film and a exploration of the reality in which the world was torn into during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

This moment of crisis is intensifying the
polarization of people and the state, misinformation is institutionally spread by my brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and the overall system is going towards a failure; we are forced to live by negligent decision-makers.

STRAY HOME is a study on these themes. The works of Marshall McLuhan (the concept of the
Global Village) and Nam June Paik (the electronic manipulation of imagery as means of media and political criticism) served as a major influence for this work. Errors are introduced in the video chain, either at the video signal or by capturing images on a tube tv while changing shutter speeds on the camera and so on. A collection of quotes and footages from political leaders is sequentially corrupted, recaptured and merged with a human-like character, forced to walk among these errors.

Misinformation encoded in data transmission is key in a post-truth world.