Time to revisit this project from 2008: a set of Google Earth placemarks with embedded 3D images of trenches and craters, visited on our Western Front trip. Red/Green 3d glasses (and, of course, Google Earth) required. I’ve posted a handful below and here’s a link to all of the images in the original post.
During a period of 11 months I walked and explored the city, visiting, documenting, and researching 175 churches from paleochristian to baroque. I was drawn to the inherent desire in classic church architecture – the focus, symmetry, and implied movement. Over time I found that I was making the same photograph in each space – aligning myself to the center axis, focusing on the apse of the church.
All churches are thinly present throughout the sequence. As the animation progresses each image becomes more opaque and then recedes into the mix.
An earlier version of the sequence, 129 Rome Churches, was presented 30 May 2012 at the American Academy in Rome during the School of Fine Arts Concert. It was shown as a visual complement to Lei Liang’s In Praise of Shadows (2005), a piece for solo flute.
We were in Siena during the Palio trials, pretty much by accident. Ended up wishing we could have stayed for the the real race tomorrow (Monday, July 2).
[this is a long mess of a post, lots of images, videos, some sounds…]
the general sentiment of the Sienese
young men practicing the flag work in Santuario Santa Caterina’s piazza – with little brother documenting
Procession to the Contrade Chiocciola church, the night before the first trials
First trial runs – for horse selections
testing the starting rope drop
horses coming out onto the campo
coming to the line
The Campo filled up for the later trial runs – full colors and much rowdier… The Contrade children groups had some of the best seats, and they were also some of the fiercest taunters
and the adults tried to out-shout each other Some audio of the shouting contests
pan of the filling-up campo
horses and riders process by the Contrade kids
the run itself was a bit anticlimactic, at least for us gringos who didn’t know what to look for…
The track after the run
We caught the Chiocciola flags and drums procession later that evening: