Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel group exhibition: „Surviving the Fitness“


smoke detectors, hazer, dropped ceiling, wood, plaster

We created a fake i.e. suspended ceiling and installed a hazer inside of it, which directs its smoke through a smoke-detector. The smoke alarm on the fake ceiling is the only visible object in the room. Instead of reacting to smoke the smoke-detector creates smoke by itself. The system is controlled by a timer which lets the fog escape in short intervals. The work is centered around the problem of security and alertness as a premise for or the destruction of freedom. The juxtapositioning of freedom and security has been a narrative used frequently by the European media in the last years to concern the masses with the idea of total surveillance and global terrorism.