Marina Sagona (United STates)

Duration: 5′ 08″

Stabat Mater is a work about motherhood and separation. It is built upon the repetition, for fifteen times, of an eighteen seconds film. The nude portrait of the woman, the artist herself, shown in the film is a painting by the artist’s former husband. The audio of the film is the mix of a dialogue in Italian, between the artist’s daughter and the artist’s former husband, with the first movement of Giovanni Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. The text of the Italian dialogue translated into English is superimposed over the footage in a gigantic sized type which grows smaller with each repetition until it disappears, while the voices subside and the music takes over.


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