7′, HD, colour, sound
In Fermata might be pidgin Italian for “at the stop” or “closed in”. The camera is locked inside a room (“camera”) looking out. There are bars. The inside is invisible, it is excluded, but still enclosed – as opposed to a part of the seemingly wide and free outside. A motif of many films, since the beginning: Are passers-by looking at the camera, the room or the person behind it? Is the camera looking back or is it us? Are the people playing or being authentic – and is there a difference and where? Is a view from a room still the predecessor and inspiration of theatre and cinema, even before there was mobility, car and train rides?