MICHAEL  KRONDL

la Gloria

2017

Three channel video: size variable

One minute video loop

 

The piece is part of series that takes it's inspiration from a (rather distanced though maybe not entirely ironic) reading of the Divine Comedy, the title of this video, “La Gloria” derives from the first canto of “Paradiso,"

 

La gloria di colui che tutto move

per l’universo penetra, e risplende

in una parte più e meno altrove.

 

(The glory of the One who moves all things

permeates the universe and glows

in one part more and in another less.)

 

The flicker and flashes are generated by the cadences of the poetry.