Shot on location at Calafat, Catalunya and Long Island, New York A single projection file is used to map video to an installation of 28 empty decorative picture frames on a wall.
To see the source projection, please view vimeo.com/125279214.
Throughout the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer refers to the Mediterranean as “οἶνοψ πόντος” (the wine dark sea). Using Homer’s epic poem as a point of departure, this video installation combines elements of various mythologies of the Mediterranean and investigates the role of women in our cultures and how those roles are shaped by our surroundings and the stories that make up our traditions. These elements are fractured and presented in a non-linear way as a collection of fleeting fragments, perhaps memories or premonitions. Each image appears within its own precious and decorative frame, clearly marking it as an important relic. However, the images are immaterial and fleeting. As one approaches the frames for a closer look, his or her own body obscures the mysterious projections and causes them to vanish, leaving only the frames in view.