Crucifix, beads, shrineThe New Church is a site spe­cific mixed media instal­la­tion con­sist­ing in to cre­ate an area sur­rounded by sequences of small and large golden beads hang­ing from the ceil­ing of the hall from the main entrance of Isling­ton Art Fac­tory in Lon­don (where in the mosaic floor con­tains the words (The New Church).
The sequence of beads reminds the viewer of rosaries, the lux­ury of churches but they are rather a sym­bolic rep­re­sen­ta­tion of prison bars cell. Once inside the space, alone or not, you can be dis­turbed by the bounc­ing image and also cap­ture the gaze of the view­ers look­ing at you inside, and vice-versa.
Inside the area, in one of the walls, a video pro­jec­tion of a cru­ci­fix out of focus and quite not rec­og­niz­able at first, is bounc­ing on the screen. Play­ing in loop, it starts from motion­less to speed­ing up until it reaches the side edges of the pro­jec­tion, than slow­ing down nearly motion­less and speed­ing up again…provoking a sense of hyp­no­tism to the viewer.
My con­cern with this work is to make the viewer re-think of prison sys­tems, where prison is not only that ones for crim­i­nals, but also the (free) soci­ety that we are appar­ently liv­ing at the moment where reli­gion, pol­i­tics and media have the power of manipulation

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The New Church is a site spe­cific mixed media instal­la­tion con­sist­ing in to cre­ate an area sur­rounded by sequences of small and large golden beads hang­ing from the ceil­ing of the hall from the main entrance of Isling­ton Art Fac­tory in Lon­don (where in the mosaic floor con­tains the words (The New Church).
The sequence of beads reminds the viewer of rosaries, the lux­ury of churches but they are rather a sym­bolic rep­re­sen­ta­tion of prison bars cell. Once inside the space, alone or not, you can be dis­turbed by the bounc­ing image and also cap­ture the gaze of the view­ers look­ing at you inside, and vice-versa.
Inside the area, in one of the walls, a video pro­jec­tion of a cru­ci­fix out of focus and quite not rec­og­niz­able at first, is bounc­ing on the screen. Play­ing in loop, it starts from motion­less to speed­ing up until it reaches the side edges of the pro­jec­tion, than slow­ing down nearly motion­less and speed­ing up again…provoking a sense of hyp­no­tism to the viewer.
My con­cern with this work is to make the viewer re-think of prison sys­tems, where prison is not only that ones for crim­i­nals, but also the (free) soci­ety that we are appar­ently liv­ing at the moment where reli­gion, pol­i­tics and media have the power of manipulation

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