In the last scene of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s movie « Theorem », a mystical and metaphysical film, the manager of a Milanese factory takes his clothes off in a train station and runs naked in a desert. This man, yearning for freedom and the absolute, seeks to escape an anxiogenic urban society that alienates and enstranges him from his ideal. By escaping in this infinite desert, he regains his individuality and his part of eternity.
Contemporary man, hemmed in by the chaotic world in which he evolves, turns his gaze towards the unknown and the elsewhere. He is attracted by space – this infinite horizon – and dreams since the dawn of time to travel through the universe. He is like Pasolini’s character, in an unquenchable quest for freedom and spirituality, his gaze turned towards someplace else.