The Sixth Day, 2009
 
This multimedia project loosely refers to the 1975 espionage film Three Days of the Condor, directed by Sydney Pollack, which was one of the first films to suggest a link between covert US military operations and the control of oil production in the Middle East.
Like many of Zanni's past projects, Flying False Colors relies on the fluctuations of live digital information to affect the outcome of his artwork. Flying False Colors consists of a flag set in a wind-generating base that Zanni has programmed to blow at particular speeds and in certain directions based on online data streams that correlate to the number of oil barrels requested by a particular country and the current weather in that country's capital. The flag is a replica of the universal Ecology Flag that was designed in 1969 and depicts the Greek symbol of Theta, which derives from thanatos, meaning death. However, Zanni's flag is fabricated with a pigment that will flake off over time as it is blown, leaving a pure white flag.
New York-based writer Lyra Kilston, she writes: "At work in this project is a strategy Zanni frequently invokes: the pairing of "mere" numbers to their real life implications. This juxtaposition underscores the tension between a distanced and abstemious mathematics on one hand, and the messy, human reality it strains to enumerate."

In collaboration with Marsell.it


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marsèlleria, Milano 1-23 December 2009
 
marsèlleria, Milano 1-23 December 2009
 
 
 
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