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CENERE [2002/2015]

Mixed media: Single-channel digital video projection - 01:15:00 - colour - silent - 4:3| Digital audio | Other materials: ash | installation dimensions: variable



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 [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’.


Articule (Montréal)

Moving Image Centre (Auckland)


Laurence Simmons, 'Passion for Pasolini',  Illusions - Journal of Moving Image & Performance Criticism, 2004

Kate Griffin, Texts & Subtexts. Moving Image Centre, Auckland, 2003
Sherry Simon, Deviant Translations. Articule, Montréal, 2002

CENERE is part of the PASOLINI PROJECT - a project inspired by Italian filmmaker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini. 

INSTALLATION VIEW: Articule (Montréal)

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