In late 1831, a volcanic island suddenly erupted from the sea a few kilometers off the southern coast of Sicily. An international dispute ensued, during which a number of European powers laid claim to this newfound “land.” The island receded below sea level six months later, leaving only a rocky ledge under the sea.
Under the Moon
Work in progress, Malta/Italy
Video, ~ 6’
A conceptual and physical island serves as point of departure and arrival for children escaping a refugee camp. Under the Moon is the product of a collaborative project pursued during a residency in March 2017 between the artists, members of a refugee collective, and primary school students in Malta.
The Invention of Blue
Work in progress, Italy/USA
Video, ~ 18’
The work and writings of Yves Klein serve as the point of departure for interwoven reflections around the Mediterranean: an older man reminisces about his lifelong search for happiness, a figure inspired by Somerset Maugham’s “The Lotus Eater” haunts bourgeois holiday resorts, and a young woman travels in search of the origins of Klein’s most famous invention, the monochrome ultramarine blue.