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Leap of faith

03:03, Color, Mono, IL, 2010

The video starts with a shot of the artist wearing a suit, standing on the window’s edge, getting ready to make the leap of his life to the wide open space. The artist is hesitating, having difficulties in creating a momentum to jump, but eventually jumps.
Surprisingly he freezes horizontally, while his feet touch the window’s edge – a homage to the known work of Yves Klein “Artist jumps into the void (1959). When the shot opens up it appears that the window from which the artist was afraid to jump is just a few feet above ground. The camera stands still presenting a grotesque and surreal image of the artist hanging between heaven and earth.

Leap of faith

Author's name: Shahar Marcus Duration: 03:03 minOriginal title: Leap of faithYear of production: 2010Country of production: IsraelFor more information about this video go to:

Posted by Videomedeja Video Art Association, Video Art Library & Festival, Novi Sad on Friday, May 15, 2020