Video with sound
7 minutes 2 seconds
Variable installation

Departing from a side-by-side view of St. George and the Dragon and an excerpt from
Pumping Iron, the video imagines the myth as a tool to decode present day society. In the
conversation between Schwarzenegger and St. George, questions arise regarding loneliness,
death, legend, salvation and the infinite. The work attempts to explore the relationship
between language, image and sound. Connecting the material world to the myth, shifting the
perception of time and place. What purpose serves the head of a bodybuilder and what can we
see through the eyes of the boy that is facing down?

Video and recordings
Nicolas Jaar on sound and silence. Overmorrow's Library Podcast, Season 2 Episode 16.
Hosted by Federico Campagna. The Centre d’Art Contemporain (6 October 2022)
Pumping Iron (1977). Directed by George Butler and Robert Fiore. Starring Arnold
Schwarzenegger. Produced by George Butler and Jerome Gary. White Mountain Films.

Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Sostegno, Italy.
Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice, Italy.

Carpaccio, Vittore. St. George and the Dragon, 1502. Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni,
Venice, Italy.