Valentino Russo

Valentino Russo (IT) graduated from the MA Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) in 2018.

Winner Master Thesis Award 2018
Nominee MA Artistic Research department Award 2018

Graduation project 2018

Minutes to Midnight

‘Minutes to Midnight’ tells the story of the Grim Reaper’s existential crisis: he has been asked to terminate mankind, and he faces the abyss of unemployment. How can Death survive doomsday? Rather than extinction, the solution is eternal sleep. Death would still exist in a new world of never-ending dreams.

Thesis

The Sweet Escape

‘The Sweet Escape’ is a journey through the urge to systematise, to define, to inscribe events in structures and to form meaningful narratives in order to make sense of existence; but at the same time to escape, to rupture, to make room for nonsense. These two poles are expressions of different, but indeed complementary, human conditions: the need for solid answers and silly questions, for silly answers and solid questions.

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