Study for the Triumph of Light

HD Video, 9:00 TRT, 2010.

In 1955, the San Francisco Parks and Recreation department removed a pile of concrete chunks from the top of Mt. Olympus, at the geographical center of the city. The crumbles were what remained of The Triumph of Light, a monumental statue that had topped the stone pedestal on the hill since 1887.

Today, only the bare pedestal surmounts Mt. Olympus.

Study for The Triumph of Light, (2010) is an experimental documentary film about Mt. Olympus, about the statue’s remaining pedestal, and, ultimately, about the possibilities for revisioning the relationship between the present and the past.

Study for The Triumph of Light was commissioned by San Francisco Camerawork.