Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Krzystof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko plays with scale and proportion in this piece by projecting a giant-scale image of a human head onto a screen.  The artist creates a captivating image by choosing a subject (a head) that the viewer is used to seeing on a smaller, more human-sized scale, and enlarging it to enormous proportions.  The woman's face in this piece appears several times bigger than the other objects surrounding it (stairs, architecture, etc.) and is no doubt much larger than the viewer.  This piece makes me feel unsettled and overwhelmed because there is something disturbing about seeing a human face (ordinarily much smaller) on such a large scale.

Tijuana Projection, 2001

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