"The Thread Has a Finger 2.0” 2019 (2:5 min - no sound)  


“Turning and turning in the widening gyre   
 
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
 
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
 
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,”
 
William B. Yeats, 1889”


The finger that hangs from a thread works is an allegory for this new surreal world order, where threads of misinformation spin with destabilizing speed, making us more divided than ever.


To compose this video, the artist cast her own finger in plaster, and during the process a cotton thread was put through the finger, allowing it not just to hang but also to spin. Later a scenario/background was built to facilitate the filming of the finger. 

This work is the artist personal attempt to visually grasp the destabilization of truth. The finger is a compass that points towards everywhere but never to just north. The finger always points, accuses, but never withholds its accusation for long. 


the work is inspired by Dziga Vetov’s, “Man with a Movie Camera” (1929}. Vetov's masterful portrayal of one day of an urban life and translating its rhythm in the editing process.

 

The Thread Has a Finger #1
2017
Archival Pigment Print
46x37 Inches
The Thread Has a Finger
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