Alba Lunedi

Kristen Kreider (Performer), James O'Leary (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


Part of the Gorhcakov’s Wish series of works engaging with the penultimate scene of acclaimed Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia (1983) where a single extended take and tracking shot follows the protagonist, the poet Gorchakov, as he enacts a ritualistic performance carrying a lit candle across the expanse of the Santa Caterina Pool. The scene was shot on location in Bagno Vignoni, Italy.

A re-enactment of this scene is performed on-site in the Santa Catarina pool at dawn on 28th April 2008. The re-enactment itself is filmed from close range using a hand-held 8mm camera, while the entire performance is documented on HD video from a fixed position across the pool. The resulting video work is Alba Lunedì.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputDVD
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008


  • Alba Lunedi
  • Kreider and O'Leary
  • Gorchakov's Wish
  • Tarkovsky
  • Kreider
  • O'Leary
  • Nostalghia
  • The Stephen Lawrence Gallery

    Kreider, K. (Participant)

    24 Apr 20092 May 2009

    Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Festival/exhibition

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