HOMO VOLANS

2004

parachute, video stills    

a parachute was placed on a tree in the very centre of the town, at a busy spot between the post office and a shopping mall, simulating the tragic fall of the unknown sky-diver

in the course of the day, the reactions of the passers-by were recorded

relating human tragedy and art work, or the interest they rise

human misfortune as a best-selling product

the work was an hommage to Faust Vrančić, inspired by the first invention of parachute

the setting of the work coincided with the World parachute championship, which made the situation more convincing