JOHN DI STEFANO
ASHES (AMSTERDAM) 
Single-channel digital video projection | 00:05:00 | Colour | Silent |4:3 | Dimensions: variable
ASHES [AMSTERDAM] is a video work that documents an intimate and unscripted moment of an anonymous spreading of ashes into a canal at Homomonument, the international gay and lesbian monument in Amsterdam. The video utilizes a slow-motion technique that extends and expands an extraordinary and fleeting recorded moment of the everyday. This extended duration offers the viewer the ability to view the act of a final, posthumous 'return' to a symbolic home in the form of ashes.
Commissioned by ‘Projection on Lake’ project, Pasadena, US. Curator: David Bradshaw
Installation view: Federation Square (Melbourne, Australia)
Installation view: Project Space University (Melbourne, Australia)