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Light Earth Blue Silver

A dual film by Roberto Opalio / soundtrack by My Cat Is An Alien

Light_Earth_Blue_Silver | dual film by Roberto Opalio, soundtrack by MCIAA. 2008 / 37 minutes / 4:3 / color / stereo


The film was shot in 8mm cassette in January 2005 in a remote location of Italy's western Alps. A first version, with different editing, was screened in April 2005 at The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle (UK) during a My Cat Is An Alien's live performance. The final editing was made in 2008, adding an original soundtrack by My Cat Is An Alien. This version has been published in a CD/DVD set in 2009 by American label Atavistic and presented at Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art in Aalst (Belgium) in March 2009, at Octubre CCC (Centre de Cultura Contemporània) in Valencia (Spain) in April 2009, at Netmage.10 International Live-Media Festival at Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna (Italy) in January 2010, and at other international art spaces and multimedia festivals.


For the film Roberto Opalio made a two-meter-tall alien figure in iron wire, one of the main features inhabiting his own artistic imaginary, and symbol of the transfiguration of the existential vision of the last human being on Earth. The Alien is the character of Light_Earth_Blue_Silver.
This film shows the Alien's physical and existential voyage along a mountain track, where snow, rocks, white birches and pinetrees mark out its way to heaven. As all Opalio's works, the film has multiple levels of interpretation.