Public space video projection ‘ecce homo’ by LUCA school of Arts Brussels
2017 ,20’’, video installation, Public space projection
'ecce homo' is a research into creating and displaying large video projections on the walls of a city as an alternative way to participate in street art with new media. These interventions aim to offer the street passenger a regainment of focus. 'ecce homo' started with Christophe, who was a man sleeping on the street everyday at the same spot near my house. After his permission, I filmed him mostly asleep because it represented a human universal state of being. To highlight the disappearance of the active presence of his image on the street, I found the need to take his image and video project it on a wall in my street in a very enlarged way, in a way of regaining his presence. The discrepancy of intruding the public space in a very aggressive way with a rather peaceful tableau brought an interesting result in how we deal with images in the public space.