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Ostia, 2013

Ostia, is an abstract re-enactment of the murder of Pier Paolo Pasolini who in 1975 was ran over several times with his own Alfa Romeo at a beach in Ostia, Italy. The single channel video, shot from the driver-seat point of view, positions the viewer at the assassin's gaze. As in Salò Island, a parallel piece from the same body of work, Okón returns to this crime scene to consider the interstice between aesthetics and obscenity: that political space from which artists "speak truth to power".



Video installation
Single channel
15 inches monitor, 4 amplified speakers and room.
Duration: 4:09 minutes. loop
Dimensions: variable