M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo), 2014
HD video, special projection, hologram, pepper ghost effect, computer, amplifier, speakers, special foil screen, lights, curtains
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. 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. The holographic projection shows Gonzalez-Foerster as Fitzcarraldo, the protagonist of Werner Herzog’s eponymous 1981 film, portrayed by Klaus Kinski.
Photo © the artist