(Rome) Skyling

Barbara Sternberg

2003, 24:00 minutes, colour


(Rome) Skyling: Religion and politics are jostled amongst the choreography of nun/tourists in Rome.

(Rome) Skyling is one of three video 'portraits' of three cities. The other two titles are:

New York Counterpoint, on New York City, the city of persistence and perseverance
Jakarta, on Jakarta, Indonesia, the city of patient smiles

In each tape one architectural feature and one segment of the population are featured: New York's wooden water towers and old ladies; Rome's Vatican statues and nuns; Jakarta's walls and young men.

Each tape and the movement of each city is set next to a piece of music;
New York Counterpoint: "New York Counterpoint" by Steve Reich,
(Rome) Skyling: "Skyling" and "in Paradisum, part 4" by Michael J. Baker
Jakarta: "Music for Mallet Instruments" by Steve Reich

The three tapes are independent of each other and can be seen separately.

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