Astrology of a Friday is shot in the General Assembly Room of the Province of Limburg’s Government Building, where on the 7th of February 1992 the signing ceremony of the Treaty on European Union (the Maastricht Treaty) took place.
Whilst the lights of the star ceiling perform a choreography that goes in and out of sync with the soundtrack, as it
grows from a quiet voice whispering the anthem of Europe to an orchestra of sounds birthing the Union, we hear
a non-European voice acclaiming the preamble of the Treaty. The clock-wise and anti clock-wise movement of the ceiling and the psychedelic tones of the music hold the tension of something that could simultaneously be the memory of a past, as well as a vision of the future.
The link to watch the full film is available upon request.
Installation view at the MAC-Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast.
Official photograph from 1992 (source: Google images)
Installation view at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.