A Photograph, a Stone And a White Cloth

Site-specific intervention at Campo de L’Abbazzia. Venice. 2015

C-Print, stone, algae, linen fabric

Photograph 19 x 11 cm; stone 12 x 8,5 cm

Fabric 350 x 400 cm, folded 38 x 33 x 5 cm

A photograph, a stone and a white cloth1A photograph, a stone and a white cloth2 detalle 1plazalado wtexto

A photograph, a stone and a white cloth

Presentation Text

For this intervention I digitally erased the cross from a fragment of Miracolo della reliquia al Ponte della Croce de San Lorenzo by Gentile Bellini. The fabric is the veil of ignorance that doesn’t allow us to see that there are no absolute truths or ideals to fight for. With the cross gone the symbol of power or conflict is gone too, so the monks are swimming, enjoying themselves. In the background, there’s the church that Christoph Büchel transformed into the censured La Mosquée, a few months earlier during the 2015 Venice Biennale. I  gathered this photograph, this stone and this white cloth hoping to contribute to a dialogue of openness and tolerance.