FORO/FOSSE [2015]

Mixed media installation: Four-channel video projection, Six-channel audio, Plywood; Dimensions variable.

 

FORO/FOSSE is a video (four-channel) and audio (six-channel) installation that juxtaposes footage shot at two historical sites in and around Rome, Italy. The first, the Foro Italico, is an extensive athletics complex built during the fascist regime as the Foro Mussolini (literally Mussolini's Forum), and inspired by the Roman forums of the imperial age. Its design is lauded as a preeminent example of Italian Fascist architecture. The second, the Fosse Ardeatine, is the site of the Ardeatine massacre, a mass killing of 330 civilians carried out in Rome on 24 March 1944 by German occupation troops as a reprisal for a partisan attack conducted against the SS Police.

This installation is related to the single-channel video MURMURATIONS (ROME) [2017]