On an elevated, concrete area a plastic bag is picked up by the wind, spinning it on its axis and pushing it around a pedestrian zone in a circle. Several passersby come into contact with the bag, shifting it off its course. But eventually the bag returns to its original starting point, thus completing a cycle.

In the video Ice Age, Mario Asef uses the above scene to draw a link between planetary movements and the rises and falls of the stock market. Narrated in voice over, a complex symbolism emerges that fuses objectivity and myth, numerical certainty and superstition, presenting to us the frozen state of uncertainty in which we live: an ice age.

duration: 8’ 46’’ min / system: HD-Pal - Color / audio: Stereo Digital

Read more >