My old flatmate from Milan, Nicola Tosic, asked me to take part in an art event, ‘Something New’ that he was organising in October 2009.
Earlier that year, Diana and I adopted our three children from Colombia.
I decided to create a video that juxtaposed words spoken by my father with my adopted son learning to read in Italian. The visual content mixed old Super 8mm film of a setting sun, an After Effects type animation and my attempts to animate using the ‘Processing’ programming language.
As is typical when I attempt to create, I find myself raising more questions than answers.
That said, I cherish the video for providing me with a lasting record of my father’s voice and the child I grew to father. As for my exploits using Processing, the less said about that, the better.