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mechanism no.1: war


video compton gallery

( The first interactive video piece of a series of three, mechanisms nos. 1,2 & 3 )

This is an interactive video projection examining the critical moments leading to war. The visitor *winds up the mechanical toy drummer boy with the brass key. This releases bombs which drop from the sky keeping exact beat with the drum(projected on the ground). The tighter the mechanism is wound the faster the bombs will drop.The power-control is in the hands of the visitor.Where are these bombs being dropped? What are the consequences?

*wind up..... to screw to a certain pitch, to involve, to implicate,expresses rapid,forceful motion....