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  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”.