Fair Game incorporate the viewer in the same way a DJ manipulates a crowd by choosing and mixing music. In this case, the viewer can choose which music to put on a turntable set in the middle of a rural landscape. The records are scattered around the landscape and on top of an intricate array of speakers. They have battle scenes glued to the top of them; the record labels are covered so that the music played will be at the same time chosen, yet random and a surprise. Our mental states change with music, and the music changes how we relate to the landscape before us. Fair Game also allows us to experience first-hand the common practice of using music during war to create an atmosphere for yourself or your enemies, as the German army did during World War II, or as we see the Americans playing Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries” from open aircraft in Apocalypse Now.
group exhibition ‘Slagveld’; Art Space P/////AKT.
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
wood, wax and graphite, recordplayer, soundinstallation, speakers, reocords, miniature figures.