‘Leap of Faith’ (2010) by Shahar Marcus featured as Artwork of the Month on Niio. Congratulations Shahar!
Leap of faith opens with a shot of the artist wearing a suit, standing on a window’s edge. He’s getting ready to make the leap of his life to the wide open space. The artist is hesitating, having difficulty in creating the momentum to jump, but eventually jumps. Surprisingly he freezes horizontally, while his feet touch the window’s edge – homage to the known work of Yves Klein “Artist jumps into the void (1959). When the shot opens up it appears that the window from which the artist was afraid to jump is just a few feet above ground. The camera stands still presenting a grotesque and surreal image of the artist hanging between heaven and earth.
View an excerpt of the work on Niio’s Blog.
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