La gloria (2017)
Three channel video, size variable, 1:15 min
The video in this piece was shot in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands a few months prior to the island's devastation by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The piece is part of series addressing Climate Change. The title “La Gloria” is taken from the the first canto of “Paradiso" in Dante's Divine Comedy:
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.