icare vidéo (2007)

This video is the setting in motion of a sculpture that becomes an image.The construction comes to life but remains stationary during a long static shot.Nothing else happens than what is seen in the first few seconds, waiting is futile, frustration increasing.Contrary to what one might expect the discs do not start to turn either.A relationship is established between the fluctuating mechanical sound and the random rotation of the coloured elements, the first causing the second and could be produced by the hybrid object presented./ / / / / / / / Evoking contemplative poetry, this surreal object, this contraption as defined by Fischli and Weiss, appears life-like in it’s imaginary world yet immobile in the practical world in which it can not be made to work.

Color digital video, on monitor, sound stereo, looped