Ombre dal Lupercale , TEVERETERNO
Piazza Tevere, Rome, Italy
Variable, designed to be shown in a a space 560m (1800’) L
Five luminous She-Wolves, accurately rendered from nearly three thousand years of historical sources, were transformed into fluid, white light, projected within a shadow frieze of twelve still silhouettes etched into the embankment walls of Piazza Tevere. Hand-drawn animation brought the glowing forms to life, freeing them from the stasis of history from which their silhouettes were borrowed. The She-Wolves began to breathe, to awaken, and become the living guardians of the site itself, enduring symbols of the mythological origins of a rich civilization.
Wild Graces was researched and advised by scholar Claudio Parisi Presicce, and created in collaboration with Jee Hyun Yoo and Ji Hyun Song.
A site-specific, commissioned work created for TEVERETERNO’s 2006 festival, Ombre dal Lupercale, Wild Graces has also been featured in:
Trilogy: The She Wolf as Shape of Time (2009), Rome, Italy
She Wolves: from Tiber to Hudson (2008), New York, NY, USA