Last to go, mixed reality 2018 (3D scanned sculpture, wood/tape, AR application)
Will you survive when the world of work is automated? Will you even see it coming?
Set: The holodeck is a fictional plot device from the television series Star Trek. It is presented as a staging environment in which participants may engage with different virtual reality environments. From a storytelling point of view, it permits the introduction of a greater variety of locations and characters that might not otherwise be possible, such as events and persons in the Earth's past or future, and is often used as a way to pose philosophical questions. Although the Holodeck has an advantage of being a safer alternative to reality, many Star Trek shows often feature holodeck-gone-bad plot devices in which real-world dangers (like automation) become part of what is otherwise a fantasy. The first appearance of a holodeck (originally called a 'recreation room') in Star Trek came in the animated series (1974). Some say they were leaked into the public conscious in popular tv shows by the ‘Deep State’, as a way to prepare society for the near-future inevitabilities of technology.
Model wears: Industry grade orange trash bags, routinely adapted by "survivalists" in order to provide basic shelter, to weather a storm or the aftermath of a disaster until help comes. Commissioned by Turner Contemporary, Margate Festival, Dreamland Margate & Kent County Council for Margate Festival NOW 2018
Funded by Turner Contemporary, Dreamland Margate, Kent County Council and Margate Festival for Margate Arts Festival NOW 2018.