conception _ Cristina Ghinassi
shooting & editing _ Cristina Ghinassi
with _ Giulio Stasi
soundtrack _ Ernesto Chahoud
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
(Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses)
Ulysses’ Rituals is a video installation by Cristina Ghinassi. It was part of Perfect Men, a project by the Italian collective In_Ocula in collaboration with Do – nucleo culturale, presented at the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ venue in Santa Venera in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Malta) and Regione Emilia Romagna.
It formed part of Spazju Kreattiv 2016 Program of St. James Cavalier Centre in La Valletta, Malta.