“Ottimismo Democratico" (Democratic Optimism) is a video-itinerary of short films by Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza created and produced between 1990 and 1999. A constant feature is the presence of Antonio Rezza 's tragic-catastrophic figure and (hypnotic) voice. The events tell of a culture in decadence.
Having learnt from experimental and vanguard cinema, as well as contemporary music, Roberto Nanni is constantly looking for a synthesis between a visual and audio language which can with rare non-chalance confuse documentation and abstractism. An emotional deconstruction that questions every type of language and refuses conventional narration.
The book brings together notes, photos, sketches, precious testimonies of his research and of his intimate knowledge of technical and expressive means, as well as Stefano Catucci and Bruno Di Marino's critical texts.