Gates of Rome(2016)

Gates of Rome explores the power and limits of political gesture in the fractured times we live in. Metropolitan hands to act out a range of gestures derived from mainstream politicians and counter-cultural movements to explore the power of these gestures today.

Set in an ambiguous space that evokes a nightclub, repetitive gesticulations move to a soundtrack inflected with samples of nostalgic club classics. Actions are framed by an interior stream of thought and branded recollections that evoke a fraught semblance of togetherness and reveal an uncommitted interchangeability.