White, innocent, harmless it stands in the neutral room. Nothing reveals its true nature – its evilness – before you step on the podium. Maskenrad’s intrigue is drastically real.
Maskenrad is an interactive media installation that encourages you to think about the abysms of human action. Constructed as a mechanical trap, Maskenrad lets you experience the emotions of an intrigue victim.
The victorian writer William Makepeace Thackeray once said it would be real greatness, to bear and to experience seemingly desperate situations without seeking the easy way out. This attitude is demanded of the visitors of this installation.
Maskenrad disallows to leave the life cycle of the installation before time. The intrigue is experienced in five phases. As the life cycle progresses, different emotions are being emphasised and assisted by sound, light and movement of light.
That is about discomfiture and a foreshadow of what will be happening, the perception of something amiss, the pain and the shame that are inflicted upon the victim of an intrigue, the isolation that a victim of conspiracy undergoes, the attempt to comprehend the intrigue and the sheer hatred of the both contractive sides on each other.