CENERE

Digital video projection, 75 mins, digital audio; ash. Dimensions variable

 

CENERE is a 75-minute performance-based video installation based on a script complied from fragments of writings by Pasolini. The script is read by the artist. The video image of the artist reading the script is projected on a large pile of ash heaped into a corner. The pile of ash resembles and evokes a mountainous landscape similar to those found in Italy. This work also makes reference to a book of poems Pasolini wrote entitled The Ashes of Gramsci [1954] in which Pasolini pays homage to Antonio Gramsci—the father of Italian Communism—and locates their shared lineage in an Italian political and historical “landscape”.