Utilizing methods of public intervention and video installation, Asalto is a projection that symbolically releases our fantasies of overcoming imposed obstacles in our lives. Engaging individuals as spectators and participants, a staged interaction takes place between a “stormed” site and collected imagery of a virtual public.
In the work’s process of production, participants were invited to crawl across a horizontal green screen, as if they were climbing up a wall. This filmed action was later projected onto a wall at ARCO Madrid. As the video progresses, the recordings accumulate and the number of individuals appearing in the projection increases.
The piece exists alternatively as an outdoor live work, or as an indoor projection that functions like a digital wallpaper. In either case, Asalto is born from a desire by the artist to have viewers project themselves, literally and metaphorically, onto their immediate environments.
Medium: Projector, multimedia player, USB, 16:40 min. video projection loop.
Location: IFEMA, Contemporary Art Fair ARCOmadrid, Madrid.