According to their imaginary representation, the masses drift somewhere between passivity and wild spontaneity, but always as a potential energy, a reservoir of the social and of social energy; today a mute referent, tomorrow when they speak up and cease to be the 'silent majority', a protagonist of history. In the Shadows of the Silent Majorities, Jean Baudrillard, 1978
Interested in the masses, as a social mirror, representative of history and present times Miles marchan (Thousands March) investigates the phenomenon by trying to capture a portrait of these as an entity, an image catalyst of time and space, like a mirror of the present and past but also from times to come. This image intends to delve into the body of the masses inviting it to de-camouflage, empowering it and abstracting it from its stereotypical image.
There is a de-personalization of the individuals of the demonstration, no faces, no gestures, no political banners, only the marching of the feet, synchronized as one, the mass as an entity devoided of individuality by embracing the social mood in the diversity and union for a cause. The march extended in time, without clear beginning or end. An image of a perpetual march on a video installation lasting one hour.