Video Installation | Multi-Channel | 2020
Sisyphus pushes a large cube down the road, defying the limits of abstraction.
With performance by the artist himself, the film revisits the Greek myth
and the existential metaphor by Albert Camus, which brings as a backdrop
the silent conflict between reason and nature.
Created and Performed by Muriel Paraboni
Produced by Muriel Paraboni, Danielle Difante and Marcus Jung
Photography: Marcus Jung
Assistant Producer and Director: Danielle Difante
Music: Cristian Paduano
Sound Design and Post-Production: Muriel Paraboni
Sisyphus Works came up as a video installation, in which the journey of Sisyphus as described in Greek myth unfolds in multiple projections. The audiovisual records came from a process of experimentation structured in the hybrid transit between performance, document, essay and fiction.
The minimalist aesthetic prioritizes what is essential: nature, the body and the search for meaning, which hovers visually in the repeated actions and in the monotony of the surroundings, but also in the pauses, lapses and differences in the course of a narrative also reduced to the elementary .
The sensory experience is emphasized on the installation spatial experience. Video and performance find in the cinema of flow and in a certain naturalism means that value time and ambience. With that, the performance is remade between myth, fiction and document.
Putting the Sisyphus of Camus in dialogue with Herzog’s Kasper Hauser, the work abstracts reason and culture to return the problem to the public. It is up to the viewer, who is now experiencing it on site, to reflect and readjust culture and human nature, in a task that is itself an endless work of Sisyphus.
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Sisyphus Works – Solo Exhibition | O Sítio Art and Technology – 8 Channels Installation – Florianopolis, Brazil – NOV 2019