Video installation, 2002-2006
Project and Production: Thomas Nölle
Camera: Iván Marino
Animation and sound: Daniel Olaizola
In Salve Lucrum I, the Mediterranean Sea is presented as a type of archaeological site from which emerges the inscription originally engraved on the stone pavement of the one of the streets in Pompeii: Salve Lucrum. The words slowly rise from the water's surface and then sink and disappear back into the sea. The video suggests a metaphorical relationship between the idea of the "dance in a volcano" and the maxim "long live lucre" which has been passed down through the ages and adopted as the doctrine of global capitalism, floating and sinking in one of the seas most effected by exploitation and human contamination.