segunda-feira, setembro 22, 2003
Room for St. John of the Cross
"Video/sound installation. 
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The El Paso Natural Gas Company Fund for California Art
Through a window in a black cubicle in a black room, a small color monitor on wooden table is visible. The monitor displays a color image of a tranquil snow covered mountain. A voice quietly reciting the poems of the Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross can barely be heard from within. Outside, a large image projected on the wall shows black-and-white images of snow covered mountains in constant wild, chaotic movement. A loud roaring sound fills the space like a storm. St. John's poems often describe love, ecstasy, flying, and passage through the dark night. They were written while he was held prisoner in a tiny windowless and cell and tortured by the Inquisition for nine months in the year 1577."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias segunda-feira, setembro 22, 2003