Departing from the rumour that during WWII the artist Wassily Kandinksy was recruited by the British Intelligence to smuggle secret communication by encoding it into his abstract, systematic and symbolic artworks, The Kandinsky Collective exhibition explores the subversive potential of using the formal language of art as a means to embed hidden messages.
A multi-functional preview and presentation booth for WORM Pirate Bay. Up to three visitors can crawl into the soft and womb-like cocoons to watch films, listen to music, read books, and even sleep – while spectators can watch visitors preview the archive through the glass from the other side. DISPLAY also serves as a small fluffy exhibition space showcasing various media and art objects from WORM Pirate Bay.
Prediction TV is a television station where the visitors of MAMA have the opportunity to become news reporters for weather and economic predictions. This project is an extension of a research on the role of prediction and the mechanism of self-fulfilling prophecy in modern society. The program of Prediction TV focuses on predicting two chaotic systems: the weather and the economy. The first channel reverses common sense understanding of the causal relationship between mood and weather.
Mood Radar is a personal weather forecasting system based on your mood presence. On the opening night, visitors received a personal reading in a semi-autonomous space resembling both weather station and gypsy caravan that was parked outside of TENT on the Witte de Withstraat. Inside the Mood Radar lab-caravan a divining rod specially designed using a para-rational approach measured the body’s unconscious movements and bio-electric signals to draw up a map of the visitors mood.
Daylife Uncensored springs from my thesis Dimensions of Censorship and further investigates the notion of media censorship. Drawing from Foucault's rejection of the duality of freedom/repression, this work aims to avoid taking the 'either/or' binary approach in this complex and controversial topic.
Where No Flag Has Gone Before was a live blue-screen studio installation offered visitors of the exhibition the chance to reenact their own glorious moment of the first planting of the American flag on the surface of the moon. The end-product of the installation was a distilled extract of the whole experience, simultaneously serving as its documentation in video form.