TAKE A PICTURE OR NOT
25 August 2014

Single-use cameras were installed in the festival toilets of the Quart Festival (Norway, 2004). The cameras are right in the center of the person’s view who uses the toilet. Above them is a sign reading “TAKE A PICTURE OR NOT”.

Its purpose is to set the person in a position of voyeurism, both as a „victim“ and as a „perpetrator“, as it is his choice to take picture of his privacy or not. The possibility of self-decision is set as an outline and plays an important part in the concept of the installation.

The concern of the work is about the ambivalence between voyeurism and self-manifestation urge in our society.

For this purpose the toilet is used as an interface where every festival visitor has to show up. Furthermore the toilet is a symbolization of privacy.

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