Trapasso - 7’42, colour, sound, Italy, 2007

Ancient tombstones engraved with portraits of noblemen and eminent clergymen were used in Roman churches to repair damaged flooring.
Over the centuries, the shuffling feet of churchgoers and tourists have erased every trace of individuality on the stone reliefs. The portraits have been reduced to their barest human characteristics, abstract ciphers, outlines of what once were heads and faces.
What is left of the stone memorials, a metaphor of transience and oblivion.