Photos of Installation: plus.google.com/photos/105015257653978101362/albums/5830098249779063281
Diga is one continuous extreme wide shot of the second largest dam in Switzerland. If the viewer remains attentive to the projected image, at a certain point a bungee jumper is seen falling through the frame. As time passes the figure reappears suspended in mid-air and is lifted in and out of the frame. Through framing, I allowed for time and an action to unfold. What was revealed is a symbolic figure where the convergence of natural and built environments bind the body’s placement within them. The figure is disorientated, falling and then pulled against the immense backdrop of a structure that enforces our will over nature, which is now being re-used as a source of accepted entertainment.
Diga, 2012, single channel HD continuous video without sound, 4:00 minutes © Marco G. Ferrari
MFA Autumn 2012 Critique, Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago