Angelica Mesiti

(Australia 1976 – )

Rapture (silent anthem)

Location
Not on display
Further information

Angelica Mesiti uses video and installation to frame the production and reception of performance in the public sphere. In 'Rapture (silent anthem)' the artist has pointed her camera into a crowd of youths enthralled by a performance that is out of view. The work is silent. This ambiguity eventually gives way to an appreciation of the slowed-down action that unfolds. The decision to focus on facial expressions creates a directness with the viewer and imparts a spiritual quality. This is further enhanced by the glowing colours of wet skin, and by the shifting gestures of the crowd as they collectively express the intense emotion of idolisation.

Year
2009
Media
Time-based media, DVD, Video
Medium
single-channel HD video, colour, 16:9 ratio, silent, 10:10 min
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Signature & date
Signed Certificate of Authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "Angelica Mesiti". Dated Certificate of Authenticity, printed black ink "2009".
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Viktoria Marinov Bequest 2013
Accession number
99.2013