Drain, 2005

Bathroom-sink, towel, black soap and tv-screen (dim. var)

 

The image in the mirror was live broadcast from the American CNN, CBS and FOX newsfeed. When viewers came closer to the installation, a motion detector triggered the monitor and distorted the news.

News-broadcast viewed from afar distances the true impact of its brutality. For what does a telescopic view of suffering achieve, if only to reveal a position of domination within public communicative forms?

On view in an empty shop-window for two months, 17th Street, between Avenue 5 and Avenue 6, New York.