Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato
Installation view: Liverpool Biennial 2010
In the work Play presented as a site-specific project at the Liverpool Biennial 2010 everything is based on the cause-effect automatism due to the interaction of the public with the dispositive built by the artist. When the viewer inserts a coin in the slot the installation turns on and 5 coffin-shaped speakers (each one of 1000 watt). Thanks to a software that operated 5 soundtracks (as in a concert) each speaker reproduces the sound of an instrument and all together play the Italian national hymn.
In the moment in which any person in the world takes some money from her/his pocket, with this action creates reactions that some times finish in a war with casualties. The installation aims to subvert the relationship between the public and the work, putting the spectator at the center thanks to the interactive dispositive that metaphorically re-uses the concept of reality show (the viewer becomes the actor) applied to a reflection on the media at the same time to the transformation of the fashion system, from author bran to street style.