2009 – WATT 4 – frames
Title: Watt 4
What is the unit of measurement of human energy?
Where does energy float?
I don’t know. I know for sure that my energy passes first from my house.
I live in Via Watt nr. 4.
The house is a conductor: contains and transmits the energy of people that live in it; every house has a door, or better, a way in and a way out; my door opens on a public balcony.
Recently I started to take pictures, to weight myself on things… what happens to our eye when extrapolated from its usual parameters?
What happens to a camera if you take away its objective?
Everything originates from my will to deconstruct.
Let’s start from the beginning and the house’s threshold.
I take some lens-sized black cardboards and I make holes at the center of them until they reach the size of a needle; I go out on the balcony outside my door with the camera tripod, I set the cardboards on the camera, one by one, and I observe light: as the essence of the image.
First I try with an analog camera, then a digital one; until I put a lens in front of the cardboard and I get a closer look: plants, the drying rack, the glass covered buildings over the factories surrounded by cranes.
My neighbors are curious, they ask me, “What are you doing?”.
I say: “I try to bring into focus…” and I realize that often, what you try to bring into focus is actually what you don’t see.
All the frames of these observations were put one next to the other in chronological order, without any selection and producing a single image (measuring 93×64 cm) showing fragments; just like when you look at test strips scattered on a table.
Created in: 2009