The silent soundtrack accompanying Rapture (silent anthem), a slow motion video of teenagers in the front row at a rock festival, serves only to further intensify its already high definition visual content and the senses of those watching it. Shot from a concealed location beneath the stage, Angelica Mesiti's closely cropped and semi-suspended frame delivery rate exposes a mighty emotional fervour building and releasing through the crowd. As afternoon sun glides down the audience's limbs, water thrown into the air mixes with sweat to shower the atmosphere with millions of tiny crystalline particles. Hands wave and clap, and fingers gesticulate to signal their owners' connection to this collective state of ecstasy. Lost in the worship of the rock gods performing just out of reach, Rapture (silent anthem) captures a cast revelling in complex states of longing, belonging and personal spirituality.
Exhibited in CCP's Night Projection Window
7 nights a week after dark
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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