Four-channel video installation, marine buoys
Titled after the first modern European world atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) is a video installation consisting of four videos projected sequentially onto four large (90 cm) white globes. Its design references and models a second iconic atlas, the 1708 Harmonia Macrocosmica of Andreas Celarius, specifically the Scenographia Systematis Copernicani, illustrating Copernicus' heliocentric model of the Universe. It also references the large globes in Sala Dello Scudo, the map room of the Palazzo Ducale.
Culled from dozens of maps, illustrations, paintings, photographs, videos, and audio material, Theatrum transmutes five hundred years of colonial history, including Venice’s role in early exploration, into a charged meditation created from a contemporary indigenous perspective.