Investigations

Investigations is an installation composed of two elements: One is The Recapitulation Machine, a New Age title (from Carlos Castaneda) dedicated to a sound machine whose purpose is to set the viewer inside an environment made of sound frequencies, which are the basis both for rock and electronic music. The other, Feed The Dragon, is a double video projection of film sequences from Xich lo (Cyclo) by Tran Anh Hung (FRA 1995). The images on the left projection describe the spread of goods and luxury in the urban landscape of Saigon / Ho Chi Min City, while the others on the right are made of a sequence of cruel violence, which is needed to accomplish the new status quo.

Investigations, installation view at gallery Soap, Kokura (Japan), 1999.

Investigations, installation view at gallery Soap, Kokura (Japan), 1999.

The theory that the sole application of economic laws may be sufficient for the regulation of a complex process of integration of the global markets shows its limits, in spite of the vigorous acceleration that the process itself experiments in the last century. The two works on display are an attempt at decoding two of the maximum languages (pop music and film images), which are in use to build the cultural framework inherent in the process of globalisation.

The Recapitulation Machine, 1999.Tatami mat, wood, sound installation.

The Recapitulation Machine, 1999.
Tatami mat, wood, sound installation.

Feed The Dragon, 1999.Double video projection, VHS from VHS footage (Xich-lo by Tran Anh Hung, FRA1995) loop.

Feed The Dragon, 1999.
Double video projection, VHS from VHS footage (Xich-lo by Tran Anh Hung, FRA1995) loop.

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