Marco Fusinato, an Australian visual artist and musician/noise guitarist, combines his diverse skill set into producing extremely unique installation pieces. Of certain fascination to me is his series “Aetheric Plexus” – a motion censored sculpture built from large stage equipment, light and sound instruments, which momentarily erupts with every passing audience member.
I have to admit that when I first stumbled across a video of this installation, I could not stop laughing. I am pretty positive that this reaction is completely inappropriate and destroys any possibility of me being one of the College’s mysterious, cool art girls. I just could not tame the thought of forcing someone I hate unknowingly into this atmosphere. Or creating a meme to this video captioned “#triggered,” for a good couple of days which not only tears away any suave perception I hoped to create for myself, but also makes me extremely immature.
However, I like to think that I redeemed myself by really reflecting about this work for the next two weeks. Let me warn you, it is about to get really deep, really quickly. I began to realize that this equipment, as described on the artist’s website as “associated with spectacle, usually employed to highlight a performer,” has obvious greater meaning. By placing these objects in installation, our life is revealed to be a grand performance. If so, are we merely actors—revealed to be such as we stand under the glaring stage lights? Is Marco Fusinato just some deity imposing a wake-up call vibrating with white noise unto oblivious people full of falsity, scattering along in a self-created society? This would not be the first time that society has been compared to the stage, but for millennials, it is the most meme-worthy and meaningful that we have got, so *claps* to Marco Fusinato.