The Empirical Effect

Rosa Barba

Agrigento, Italy, 1972
  • Date: 
    2010
  • Media description: 
    16 mm film transferred to video
  • Duration: 
    22 min.
  • Colour: 
    Colour
  • Sound: 
    Sound
  • Category: 
    Film
  • Entry date: 
    2021
  • Register number: 
    AD09043

The Empirical Effect is a film shot in 16mm, and transferred to video, with a 22-minute running time. Its point of departure is the area called the “red zone” — the immediate danger zone of the volcano — around Mount Vesuvius, nine kilometres from Naples. The zone is inhabited by the survivors of the last eruption of the volcano in 1944. The scenes were recorded in a disused observatory close to the crater and in the urban area with the staging of a trial evacuation.    

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