Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo), 2014
HD video, special projection, hologram, pepper ghost effect, computer, amplifier, speakers, special foil screen, lights, curtains
500 x 300 cm (projection screen)
8 x 20 m (minimum size of space)
Duration 15:00 min approx.
Fitzcarraldo is part of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s M. 2062, in the artist’s words, a prospective and fragmented opera, in which two groups of characters from the 19th and 20th century discuss the possibility of an opera in the 21st century. While previous apparitions by Gonzalez-Foerster were live, single occurrences, this work for the first time captures the time-based quality of those performative events. Technically sophisticated (both the recording and the projection), the ghostly flickering images in effect make visible the fragility and fleetingness of Gonzalez-Foerster’s apparitions.