Fondazione Ermanno Casoli Project

video installation

Before shooting the video work “Disguise”, 50 staff’s facial masks were printed after scanned by a 3D printing machine. Then those 50 people were asked to wear masks which accurately outline their facial appearances and performed the routine work in the factory. Their behaviour during working in the factory is recorded then made into a multi-channel video installation.

Exact duplicates of each face that they wear, these masks dramatise rather than veile motion. Even as they move according to the demands of the assembly line, the mechanical movements of workers unfurl like a slow dance of liberation. The factory still has an atmosphere of regular production, but it is transforming into a mysterious place.