(2) Hooked

Television Screens, Soil, Plants, Films
Film lengths Approximately 3 minutes

Hooked explores the anthropocentric societal view that at all cost we should save human life and the human species as a whole. The audience is invited to walk on the natural surface and around the installation, observing the monitors which play a different video of a young adult drifting in and out of sleep. The individuals sleepily peer around occasionally in anticipation as though they are waiting for something to happen. These screens contain temporal states, yet, are trapped within a different dimension in silent solitude, unable to fully communicate with the viewer or each other. Each monitor is looped, they can see each other, yet they themselves are stuck in time. Unable to progress, the screens can only witness each other and any efforts to communicate seem unresponsive or uncertain. Pairing the organic alongside the digital and including plant life which the audience is able to walk on, brings the work into real time. Our culture teaches us that we never have enough. We strive to make more money, buy more things and not to think about how this overconsumption affects others. In contrast, eco systems embody harmony and balance. Nature calls you back to reality and the plants cannot be controlled in the way the humans seem to be, the potential of decay of easesyou back into the understanding of life and death and the natural lifecycle.