The installation, which consists of a projector placed inside a glass case closed on a white base anchored to the ground, has in front of it a notice on the ground that says the following oxymoron: Interactive work: DO NOT TOUCH. From this ‘impregnable fortress’ a video is projected on the wall, in which you can read phrases that the work itself ‘writes’ to the viewer in real time, encouraging him to disconnect or even destroy the piece, so that he ends his life of suffering in prison, which is his own work.
The piece, which seeks a dialogue with the viewer through a call for help, generates a debate around the many possibilities of contemporary art and its circumscription of exhibition spaces, as well as the way in which we consume culture in general. This work offers a reflection on the margins of the established within the artistic and cultural systems, and proposes a radical solution to a very complex problem that revolves around the passive participation of the spectator before the work, relying on issues that require an active positioning of the person, such as artificial intelligence, euthanasia or solidarity.
The intention of this video installation is to stir the awareness of the viewer, making him feel very uncomfortable before a completely new situation for the person, in which a machine asks to be destroyed in an absurd context because it is highly protected physically, but where the correctness and degree of civilisation of the spectator in an exhibition context will prevent it from doing so.
The piece was awarded the Plástika19 prize and exhibited at the Museo do Mar de Galicia in January 2020