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Amo Te Vita: A Genealogy of Queer Treasure

A project at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague(KABK) in collaboration with the Rotterdamsebaan, Stroom, and The Hague Municipal Department of Archaeology.
Cyan Bae examines the archaeological imagination departing from a Roman silver ring with an inscription “Amo Te Vita,” or translated “I love you, my love,” excavated on the route of the Rotterdamsebaan. Confronting her own bias in imagining to whom and how the ring belonged, she provides a critical perspective to the notion of ancient romance by queering the local history.

HD Video 7:53
A film by Cyan Bae
With Contributions from Ayla Aron, Nathan Doorduin, Yamuna Forzani and Rob Verhoeven