Who are we really? Who do we want to be? What do we tell Google, within the intimacy of our telephone, that we would rather not share with the rest of the world?
Artist Romain Tardy presents visitors of GLOW 2018 an unsolicited self-portrait of our current network society by translating the search terms most frequently used in Google and Google News into visual and audio signals within the public space in real time; pulses that are visible and audible both inside and outside the circle.
The Great Indecision Council is a reflection for us all. An image that shows humanity as it really is, not how it wants to be seen. The work takes the shape of a mesmerizing and hypnotic large-scale light and sound installation, whereby visitors are surrounded by a circle of light, sound, words and computer-generated, mystical chants. The Great Indecision Council invites visitors into the middle of this enchanting work while being watched by spectators close-by, and maybe even far above us.
The installation was originally commissioned by festival Into The Great Wide Open. The presentation during GLOW 2018 is offered by MU, STRP and GLOW. Sponsored by Stayinc.
STRP aims to be a critical, optimistic guide for a positive future. In this role, STRP has developed an on-going research program with STRP Festival as its annual highlight. The Great Indecision Council is an event during GLOW 2018 in the run up to STRP Festival which takes place from 30 March to 7 April 2019.
MU is a curious explorer in the border areas of contemporary art: from the post-digital to urban culture and beyond – not only in our exhibition space at Strijp S, but also further afield, like now during GLOW 2018.
Installation: Romain Tardy
Music and sound design: Loran Delforge
Software programming: Hand Coded
Where In front of the Vestedatoren, city centre of Eindhoven
When 10 - 17 November during GLOW