Ferris Wheel

Kate Hodgetts

'Ferris Wheel' captures the amazing beauty of the industrial construction as well as the anxiety that such a machine creates in many passengers.

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 10 June 2008 to Saturday 28 June 2008

Ferris Wheel image

Event published by anonymous on Thursday 19 June 2008.
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The work is a single channel image projected on the wall of the gallery in direct confrontation with the viewer. The video is shot from a carriage on a moving Ferris wheel and takes the viewer through the motions of the ride. When taking a ride on a Ferris wheel we instil our trust in a machine. With this work I aim to seduce the viewer with the repetitive motions of the ride and then make them feel captive, anxious and off balance in what quickly becomes a mechanical monster.


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