Anna Frants and Cyland MediaLab
New York, USA, and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Americans use the
word “hoist” for the device that the British and Russians call “lift”.
But no matter what it is called, this is basically a hoist – something
that raises us from the ground, and we, like Antaeus, having
temporarily lost our footing, lose our strength. In this installation,
the video projector, which is moving with rasping noises on a rail and
projecting the video of an hoist
shaft on the wall, reminds us of that anxiety. However we see the
slides that a couple of old Kodak projectors show at our foot level,
and these impressions keep us firmly on the ground.