NEW: The object has been processed into a video: Turning a Blind Eye.
The work is thought-provoking on the United Nations and the dictatorships among the Member States.
The basis of the United Nations is the Declaration of Human Rights. It was approved and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.
The object “Totalitarian United” is a cylindrical structure containing 32 small panels that look like video screens – but they are digital prints. On the outside, the entire world map is shown, on the inside the text of the Declaration of Human Rights is printed in mirror-script; you have to look through the openings between the plates to read the text, mirrored on the big steel ball inside the cylinder. A direct confrontation is never possible and the green, matrix-like letters give the whole a fleeting, easy hackable impression.
The object has been shown in the exhibition TOTALITÄR | UPDATE18 in Verein Berliner Künstler from 20th April to 20th May 2018.
title: Totalitarian United
technique: laser print on paper and cardboard, steel ball, metal wire
size: cylindrical installation, composed of 32 panels and a steel ball of diameter 20 cm, complex measure: diameter 30 cm, height 30 cm
© Maria Korporal