Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara is the title for a number of works made with the sisters in the community of Poor Clares, in the Monastery of Santa Chiara, Republic of San Marino during a short visit in the summer of 2015.  The work was originally commissioned by ‘Little Constellation’ for a group show ‘Voices of the Sirens’.  Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara was curated  in a dual exhibition for Montagu Bastion which form part of the historic and abandoned concrete military defences of Gibraltar.  The works can be shown in selected parts and have been shown in two installations for different locations.  The work was added to and installed for the church of St. Augustine, London.  The 16mm film Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara has also been shown in film festivals.

The works:

A video of responses given by ten of the sisters in the community, 40 minutes (2015)
A publication transcript of the responses in Italian and translated into English. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio in a limited edition. (2015).
A 6-channel audio of responses in a composition with field recordings of the monastery, 13.45 minutes (2015)
A film, 16mm, black and white, silent, 12 minutes (2016)
An artists’publication with an essay by Nina Danino. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio in a limited edition. Funded by a Research Support Award, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, (2018)

My profound gratitude to the Sorelle Povere, in the monastery of Santa Chiara, San Marino.

Installation views

Austin Forum, St. Augustine’s Church, Hammersmith, London. Solo show.  30 October-30 November, 2018
Voices of the Sirens, Montagu Bastion, Gibraltar. Group show. 24 June – 21 August 2015

Installation 50mm (30 of 38)

Transcript of 5-channel audio, 2015

SP: Installation 50mm (12 of 38)

Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara, limited edition publications, 2015