Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hand on wire

Hand on wire
HD video
00.06.45 min

“Hand on wire” is one of several experimental video works that originated in the idea of human reclamation of space, in this case the vertical. My chosen settings- may they be human build architecture (suspended electricity lines between buildings),- or natural given locations (lofty treetops) are places that radiate a lucid atmosphere. For these projects I used a powerful hydraulic lifter that can carry two people up to a height of 22 m and can perform coordinated movements (vertical/horizontal) simultaneously.
The video was taken at Oksasenkatu in Töölö and unfolds its activity in form of a hand performing a high wire act on a electricity line that is suspended at 12 m height between two red brick 7 floor buildings.

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