Giusy Pirrotta


8mm film, colour, silent, 0'23'', loop, 1 slide, slide viewer
2013 installation view Mars Milan

The slide viewer is usually used to analyse a 35mm slide in detail through a magnified lens where the slide is backlit. In this case it is only possible to see the slide only through the projection beam which projects light and image on the viewer. The short loop shows the countdown with colour test and opening title of a documentary film about painting in Hawaii Island called "Hawaii path pictorial".
The countdown flicker makes the slide visible only in particular moments and in relation to the position of the viewer around the projector, while the attention on the slide viewer and its image is completely disrupted by a short selection of Hawaii dancers performing for just few seconds which keeps the light condition stable.