Un día en la vida de un Broker, según James Ferraro

Aleix Mateu

El regreso de James Ferraro con «Human Story 3» no decepcionó. Después de nuevas vías de exploración mediante «Skid Row», el autor de «Far Side Visual» regresó a su origen en una pieza de música de cámara para músicos MIDI.

Como dijimos, «el discurso de James Ferraro es siempre el mismo: un profundo desapego al mundo capitalista y global que impera en todo el mundo y que tiene como gran punta de lanza su New York natal», y en ello se basa su nueva propuesta audiovisual.

Poniendo imágenes a «Security Broker«, Ferraro quiere ilustrar su particular banda sonora para el Leviatán americano a través de un Broker que anda por Wall Street.

A continuación podéis leer el manifiesto de James Ferraro respecto al vídeo dirigido por Eugene Kotlyarenko. Debajo, el vídeo en cuestión.

«‘Security Broker’ is actually a musical response to my experience walking through the World Trade Center Transportation Hub shortly after its opening in March of 2016. It made me think of the whole terminal as a monument representing how we reconcile myth and reality, a monument to the disruptions stemming from globalization, rampant technological growth, or internet poiesis.
In the Westfield shopping mall formally known as ground zero, American idealism resurfaces from beneath the dust of 9/11; placid but forever changed, it raises in the form of the Oculus, a giant American eagle, hallowed out and consumed from within by a mass of vulture-like consumers leaving behind only its bleached out rib cage. Automated voices recall a hyper-sensitive America in the post-9/11 age of terrorism.

I felt like I was literally entering the wounds of national leviathan, walking further into the simultaneous dawn and twilight of an American hero. The entire structure never really transcends the mournful memory of its own tragic nativity scene. Reminders of itself and its meaningfulness are everywhere to the point that it implodes, creating an almost religious effect.

I wanted ‘Security Broker’ to be the musical equivalent to this environment or something that could be played in the background of the mall or its escalators.»