The art installation, which consists of a projector placed inside a closed glass case on a white base anchored to the ground, on the front there is a sign that says the following oxymoron: Interactive work: DO NOT TOUCH. From this ‘impregnable fortress’ a video is projected on the wall, the viewer can read in real time the phrases that the work itself ‘writes’ to him, these messages encourage him to disconnect or even destroy the piece, so that it can ends its life of suffering in prison, that is at the same time its own work.
The piece seeks a dialogue with the viewer through a call for help, it generates a debate around the many possibilities of contemporary art and its circumscription in exhibition spaces, as well as that 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 it proposes a radical solution to a very complex problem that revolves around the passive participation of the spectator in front of the work, relying on global issues that require an active positioning of the person, such as artificial intelligence, euthanasia or solidarity.
The purpose of this video installation is to stir the awareness of the viewer, making him feel very uncomfortable in font of a completely new situation for the person, in which a machine asks to be destroyed in an absurd context because it is highly protected, and and also the unwritten rules of civil manners of the spectator in a exhibtion context will prevent him from doing it.
The piece was awarded with the Plástika19 prize and exhibited at the Museo do Mar de Galicia in January 2020