Gathering Worlds 1999

water plaster dust projected slide

Light-based installation

Tivoli Italy


Jane Boyd


photo Edward Woodman

This work was sited in a former church in Tivoli and the aim here was to make an installation which had a direct bearing on the nature of the local community.  Tivoli has acted as a hillside resort since early Roman times.  It has changed little both in size and function, continuing to be a part of the huge daily ebb and flow of Roman visitors.  It is the temporary nature of the tracks and traces they leave behind that this work considers.  The pavements are made of small squares of basalt rock which each day become framed by the accretion of the ephemera of daily life. It was these small fragments of constantly shifting parts of culture and social interaction which were my focus.  


A slide is projected from a chapel area through a narrow opening into a grotto. These spaces are linked and accessed by a larger area on the right. In experiencing this installation, the viewer brings together three interlocking spaces.

Jane Boyd

Jane Boyd

Jane Boyd

Jane Boyd