Le Chiavi - 7´30", colour, sound, Città del Vaticano, 2013

An opaque glass door bearing the papal coat of arms swings slowly back and forth.
Behind it, colourful shadows of nameless visitors to the Vatican Museums swarm through the corridors. The tolling of St. Peter’s bells keeps time with the door, swinging on its hinges.
The sound track is a drastically decelerated recording made on March 13th, 2013, announcing the election of Pope Francis.
A historical event coincides with routine daily occurrences; one singular personality, with anonymous crowds.