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Rosemarie

Cordelia Swann
1983
7 min Colour Tape/Slide
Tape/Slide

Rosemarie

"In 'Rosemarie'...two images of women - one of the Virgin Mary, the other a 'Greek beauty' from a 1930's advertising campaign - are superimposed in different permutations in both landscape and portrait format. This overlapping of the sacred and the profane, the virgin and the whore, offers not just the more obvious readings of such a juxtaposition, but explores the way the images visually echo one another in Swann's seductive morphing of the superimposed images into a kaleidoscopic effect." Sotiria Kyriacou

"There were several versions of the sound track for this piece. Sometimes 'Ave Maria' sung by Karstine Hovinsh together with the slides as a live performance or more often an old scratched recording of the 'The Mystery Play' at Elche was used." C.S.

Sound mix Jim Divers

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