Interactive installation, vidéo, light, installation, OUT OF THE DUMP
in the Dump: 30th Novembre 2006
Two concepts have marked 21st century creation, the metaphysical consequence of which is obvious to everyone, despite their apparent differences.
The first is the idea that it is the spectator who creates the picture and the second is that the life of a creation can be dependent on its owner (the Tamagochi).
The two demonstrate the idea that a creation can, through its nature or its construction, share with the world it mirrors a fundamental property that is the basis of an important metaphysical paradox : our total inability to change things permanently and the feeling of infinite responsibility that dwells within us. They two converge towards the idea that the world might exist for us and through us, as though to ward off the notion this is probably not the case.
I propose a structure that will enable us to act by default:
The survival structure.
The observation structure
Another camera, a sort of monochrome security camera, is set in a corner and directed at the window, taking in both the window and the tree. It takes a picture each time a visitor comes to look.
The location of the two screens, situated before or after the two rooms, could determine the interpretation given by each spectator, and therefore his or her actions.
Just like those experiments where people are told to torture others, we can react to the fact that we have been ordered to help keep a being alive, without thinking that the author’s responsibility is greater than that of the person directed.
Stolen Life sketch1
Stolen Life sketch2
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Stolen Life sketch5
Stolen Life sketch3