"The Hanged One" (1997)

"The Hanged One," 1997
Video installation, dimensions variable
Components:15 laserdiscs, color, sound and silent, variable running times; 15 laserdisc players; 3 video projectors; 12 video monitors; audio amplifiers; speakers; rope; rotoscopes; sculptural elements; specifi
Courtesy the Artist

"The number 12 is the upside-down hanging man. He's hanging by one leg and he has his legs crossed at the knee. It's a contemplative position...it's and in-between moment of waiting for some spiritual things to come. It's not bondage in the way that someone else binds you. It's self-enforced, and it's not unpleasant. It's sort of a waiting moment. He has this little smile on his face."

- Charles Atlas