IL CAPO by the Italian artist Yuri Ancarani.
This excerpt of the short film Il Capo (The Chief) makes part of the Trilogy La malattia del ferro (The disease of iron; 2010–12), where Ancarani portrays here labour instances where man and the machine ‘collaborate’. It is an ‘ode’ to precision, to silence, to repetitiveness, to the un-heroic, in effect to workmanship.
For this this specific part, the Il Capo, Arcani was shooting at the marble quarry of Carrara for a year. He got mesmerised by the refined and precise guidance his protagonist, his hero, gave to the big machines. And how they followed him, almost softly.