Pluto Pantokrator is an immersive installation, a tribute to a sibling who passed away in his early youth. The video, integral to the installation, shows a 3d scan of the child’s marble bust placed in the centre of the rotating image.
The trajectory of the camera around the bust matches the trajectory of the planet Pluto around the Sun. Never-ending rotation of the camera around the bust, locks the bust and the viewer in a limbo. The lit up central altar-like area is juxtaposed with the cross-like screen on which the looping video is being projected. The room is infused with long, repetitive, undulating sounds.
The title of the work points at Pluto, the ruler of the underworld in Greek mythology and assigns the title Pantokrator to the deity, which is commonly used for Christ with the meaning ‘Almighty’. Here, the title Pantokrator, passed on to Pluto, suggests a different outlook at our human condition. Black banners on either side of the installation further evoke Pluto with its four moons.