Fernando Cestari

“Untitled”(Hope)

This mixed media installation consists of a video loop made from 500 digitally altered passport photographs and an audio loop made from prayers said in many different languages. The images have been edited in a sequence that if speed up one can notice that the heads move from left to right and right to left as the gesture of the word NO. The two loops play together, but because they last different lengths of time they move out of phases, meaning that a view might never see the same combination of audio and video twice. (2009).