Rome installations


Sant'Ivo BSR

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Drappeggio in Ercolano and Dancing with Borromini

Stills from location projections in Rome, 2008-09

In her film, Drappeggio in Ercolano, Rideal collates footage of washing hung out to dry from balconies seen from the road of the Mercato di Pugliano, Ercolano, where vendors deal exclusively in recycled clothing and furs. Her focus is on the material of fabric; the everyday draperies of sheets, curtains and table cloths, drying in the typical Neapolitan fashion of seried ranks. The relentless and time immemorial task of washing and drying is emphasized when the film was projected onto the surface of Rome’s ancient aqueduct walls.

The film was shown in Rome organised by curator Fabio Campagna: The Aurelian wall in Via D.Fontana, Rome. 21 December 2008 ESC ATELIER OCCUPATO, via dei Reti 15, Rome. 23 December 2008 Rialto, Santambrogio, Rome. 31st of January 2009

Further projections at: The British School at Rome, Cortile. 12 December 2008 and Fa├žade. 17 January 2009 Palazzo Falconieri. Via dei Farnesi. 22 January 2009

The images of confessionals were taken in Roman churches. Printed to a scale of 80x35cms, they mimic the 20x5cm format of the individual photobooth strip, and appear here as if collaged together. The confessionals masquerade as photobooths but instead of producing images they are themselves the subject of the photographs, their visitors are spiritual rather than visual, although as both types of visitor deal in the analysis of the self, there are synchronicities.

Drappeggio in Ercolano Projected