3 Planets - Panoptic Wave
Museum of Modern Arts of São Paulo, 2016
Modified kneeler with joystick and integrated buttons
Videogame, animations and videos
Education as Prime Matter / Educação como Matéria Prima
Curated by Felipe Chaimovich and Dana Leyton
This multissensorial installation is composed of a videogame, paintings, and animations. The Three Planets hymn, makes it clear that if we go on with the current rhythm of consumption, we would need three more planets to survive.
The installation is interpreted in LIBRAS (Brazilian sign language).
The phrase by Richard Serra, “Popular entertainment is basically propaganda for the status quo” opens the videogame, which permeates the universe of schools, corporations, prisons, mental facilities, and gated communities or condos: closed spaces structuring a disciplinary society where everyone can and will be watched. This experience leads to reflection on control that transcends the physical and encompasses the virtual and psychic, and how it is possible to acquire and expand awareness.
I Dominate, I Am Not Dominated
Stephan Doitschinoff’s works in this show flows from the appropriation of structures and symbols, in order to announce different codifications to which we are constantly exposed, and at risk of considering as part of our own culture what actually is a dominant impregnated with power culture one.
The Latin motto NON DVCOR DVCO, in the city of São Paulo coat of arms, means
“I am not conducted, I conduct”, or “I dominate, I am not dominated”. The fact that this affirmation is the official motto of our city is an opportunity for us to reflect about the rigidity of conduct and thought we find ourselves reproducing while
trying to preserve meaningless good for nothing values.