‘Between Rome and here and now’
1’30” clip out of ongoing loop
with projection recorded on the bank of the Tiber at Rome
Tarpaulin blue stone (on an iron frame) and grey cobblestone from Rome
Marie Julia Bollansee, concept, performance, projection, camera, editing
The blue stone marks the spot where I picked up the cobblestone that I hold in my hands.
the journey of the stone, excerpt from ‘GEOLOGY archive’:
The final class of the Hibernia School went on a ‘Grand Tour’ to Italy. They carried a stone from each place on their itinerary. From Cerveteri, the Etruscan necropolis, they brought light tuff stone, from Rome a cobblestone from the banks of the Tiber. From Pompeii and Herculaneum they carried volcanic stones and sandstones from Cumae and Naples. Their last stop was Matera, the cave city that represented Jerusalem in ancient times in Pasolini’s ‘Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo’.
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