Transition Triptych

single-channel split screen video HD video, 1280 x 720, 9 min, 2012

In Transition Triptych actions and performances of tourists, nuns and monks were observed in Italy's sacred city of Assisi for a week . By creating a collage of the performances, places and icons that are either considered praying/sacred or buying/merchandise in split-screen film composition, objects and performances referring to a concrete meaning dissolve in their contextual embedding. Framing and narrative line reveal a twilight zone where no clear visual distinction can be made between holy and profane objects and tourist or believer.

 

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