Gloria Patri  (standing in the rouse of control)

Since Roman times, bugles or horns were used as signals commanding soldiers on the battlefield and regulating soldiers’ days in barracks. The Rouse and Reveille are bugle calls played to signify different parts of the day and both carry symbolic significance.

 

The Reveille sounds an awakening and was played as a drumbeat just before daybreak. It awakens soldiers with the remembrance of their fallen comrades as they stir themselves for a day of duty. The Rouse is a shorter bugle call that was also used to call soldiers to their duties.

 

Untitled (standing in the Rouse of control) remembers those fallen — those murdered by the state and by homophobes due to their sexuality and while fighting for LGBTQIA+ rights. This work also acknowledges and sounds the horn, mourning those unable to be themselves due to laws across nations worldwide. 

After the one minute’s silence, flags are raised from half-mast to the masthead. The Rouse is sounded.