FOUR ARIAS ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS   | 2006

Festival: European Festival of Music
Location:  Tiber River between the bridges Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini, Rome, Italy
Date:  22 June 2006
Media:  Digital animations, sound transmissions, 2000 candles
Dimensions: one half kilometer long site
Daniel K. Brown in collaboration with Erika Kruger and in association with Tevereterno (Kristin Jones, Artistic Director)
Music by Walter Branchi

Multi-Media Installation celebrating the Tiber River. World premier multimedia installation commissioned for the 2006 European Festival of Music and the Eternal Tiber River Festival. We were one of seven international artists selected to produce an original work for the finale in collaboration with seven Italian composers.

Digital animations were created to interpret the symbolism of the four elements of nature and their relationship to mythology and rituals of cleansing. Performance included candles lining both banks of the Tiber River, while the animations were projected onto the 12m high stone embankments. Production began at sunset and ended at dawn, when the candles along the river were slowly extinguished until darkness returned to the Tiber at the moment of sunrise. Funding for the production was provided by the Eternal Tiber Foundation and sponsored by Rome City Planning Office, Ministry of Culture, and US Fulbright Commission.

Assistants: David Angus, Justin Beckermann, Adzrina Ibrahim, Johann NortjeJames Shaw, Hugh Smith

Lower Photo by T. Charles Erickson

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