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False Flag, Brot und Spiele Galerie, Berlin, 2009



Readiness Exercise 1984, 2009, Realtime Video, infinite loop



“Readiness Exercise 1984″ engulfs the gallery. Standing over 8 feet tall (2.5m) it is constructed out of simple plywood and is covered in barbed wire. The perimeter is guarded by four cyborg-like, small-scale sculptures; modified replicas of private paramilitary figures entitled Sentinels 1-4. Once inside the windowless room, the viewers’ every move triggers a series of automated, computerized reactions in real-time. The constantly flashing rotation of conspiracy theories intermingle with the recorded live footage of the viewer and the gallery space to create a crescendo of confusion and fear. Big Brother is here and he is definitely watching you.