The Chant (2014), HD video, 1'00 excerpt (original 7'00)

The Chant is a video-work that presents a nine-person church choir singing the lyrics of Agnes Dei in the rendition of Samuel Barber’s choral arrangement. The music is based on his Adagio for Strings, an arrangement from 1936 that is instantly recognizable due to its ubiquitous presence in popular culture and has been described as 'full of pathos and cathartic passion'. The consecrated atmosphere of the composed choir gradually transforms into an enigmatic situation of emotional discharge.