Obsessed by converting the world into what it should be, we need a unique control which will give us the feeling of nearly-controlled ultimate power.
I propose a series of works around the concept of a unique switch.
Inside the white box, at the middle of the front wall: a switch. It is the only visible element of the exhibition. The visitor is irrepressibly compelled to press it.
Then things happen.
Not necessarily the same, not in the same order, not necessarily.
The switch editing is an old trick for a new kind of life zapping.
Of course the light can be deemed, and we understand that it was comes from the walls themselves.
One of the walls becomes a screen, and we are inside an elevator going upwards.
A nice and well-designed kitchen with the “ideal” family enjoying lunch.
Darkness around us. The ambient sound that envelope us, gives us the feeling to be on the street, in the middle of a crowd.
An ongoing TV program
Images all around the white box. Snap shots. Black and White. Blurry smartly-framed pictures of the actual visitors captured when coming in.
Sound : People during a contemporary art exhibition opening. Drinks and gossips.
One wall/screen becomes the window of a skyscrapper. The sound gives us the feeling that something big is coming towards us. We then see the nose of a huge plane coming right to us. When it is big enough to darken the whole window, and when the sound reaches the climax, everything becomes normal again. Before the impact.
We are in the dark looking for the switch. Sounds like rats moving on the ground.
The list is unlimited