Molting Cities-O Sole Mio蛻變的城市 －我的太陽
O Sole Mio, is part of a series of videos “Molting Cities” in which pictures of Macau’s landmarks from the past are blended with present footage.
The city takes a hybrid shape where past and present are intertwined.
In this video several layers of video are blended on top of one of the oldest pictures of the founding heritage landmark of Macau Ah Ma Temple.
The vocal soundtrack “O Sole Mio” is a song commonly sung by the tourist boat handlers or gondoliers in the canals of the city Venice in Italy.
It was recorded in Macau and interpreted by a Russian gondolier from The Venetian casino.
about the artist /
Yves Etienne Sonolet is a French visual artist born in Paris. He holds a Master Degree with honors in Fine Arts from the ISDAT, Toulouse France and since then is based in Macau SAR. In his work he is interested in mixing media using urban landscape as theme and support. He has been teaching digital media, photography and video as visiting professor at the universities UMAC, USJ and HKUS.