Killing All on Board, 2019

“Killing All on Board” comes from a piece of news that reported a serious aviation accident, in which the engine’s malfunction caused the death of all passengers aboard the aircraft. Such accidents are sometimes left unsolved with no further explanation, evoking different hypotheses and conspiracy theories. The artist takes a fictional angle to propose a potential narrative: what if something more intangible than the human force causes such tragedies? Such as a myth? In this video, the engine is modeled in marble, a material historically used in preserving iconic figures, as well as what one turns into upon encountering the gaze of Medusa. What if it was Medusa who stared at the engine and petrified the machine, causing the crash of the plane?

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