And the Transformation Reveals curated by Camille Hong XinEveryone Thinks the Same Thought , 2016
This project is a speculative shared experience – a journey into a possible future that audiences can take together. As visitors arrive at the glowing and colorful architectural installation, a friendly crew of Thought Attendants will invite them to step into a collective mindspace, in which a single thought is distributed using sound, video, text and performance.
Inside the freestanding walls, surrounded by projection surfaces, screens and speakers, audiences will be enticed to abandon themselves to the moment and experience one thought together. Every few minutes the installation will reset and a new thought will pulse through the structure.
Surreal and darkly comic, the installation references retro-futuristic films of the 60s and 70s such as Woody Allen's Sleeper and Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. And yet it is hauntingly of the moment. The future has arrived, in which individual thought is unnervingly malleable.
In this interconnected age, we are lulled by media and mesmerized by social technologies that shape our collective behavior. Do these technologies limit the more expansive, wilder, individualistic, potential range of human thought? Are we becoming more 'me' or more 'we'? How susceptible are we to the lure of collective thinking?
A conceptual artist whose ideas have inspired worldwide audiences, KURT has created a body of social and participatory projects, informed by larger cultural trends. From inflatable devices that literally connect people (Clusterings), to the world's first mobile phone photography show (MPPS), to fake social networks (NOSO), to mobs of cloned art-world personalities (The Sams), to chaotic instructions (The Disorganizers). KURT engages a wide range of media to create meaningful, memorable and provocative experiences.
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199 Bay Street
Suitable for all ages
This project is indoors.