JOHN DI STEFANO
Mixed media: Single-channel digital video projection - 01:15:00 - colour - silent - 4:3| Digital audio | Other materials: ash | installation dimensions: variable
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CENERE is a performance-based video installation based on a script complied from fragments of writings by Pier Paolo Pasolini. The script is read by the artist whose video image is projected onto a large pile of ash heaped into a corner, which resembles a mountainous landscape similar to those found in Italy. This work also makes reference to a book of poems by Pasolini, 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’.
Part of the 'Pasolini Project' (1990-2022) - a project inspired by Italian filmmaker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini. The series of works negotiate the complexities of the personal and the political by examining and mining Pasolini’s works and cultural artifacts in a quasi-archaeological and documentary-driven manner using tropes of the archival, the photographic and the indexical.