Model 3A: La Caméra (métaphore)


Enlargement of the small format model with the addition of a copy of Georges Bataille’s La Part Maudite [The Accursed Share: An Essay on General Economy] bolted into the library wall. Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera is playing on a small monitor, and two iPod video players show respectively a still from Histoire(s) du cinéma (young woman hung for adultery) and an excerpt from a porn movie. Goya’s swinging sorcerer here sings Paco Ibañez’ song, “Erase una vez.” There are two spinning wheels – the small one with a film strip attached to it represents the camera, the larger one signifies projection. The lamp beams light onto the ‘projector wheel’ and its mirror fragments which reflect light back out of the maquette into the room.