Alexander Brandt

Your Limit (2000, interactive installation)

In the virtual realm ― like in first person shooter games ― it is generally considered permissible to brutalize other individuals. Yet as the frontier between the real and the virtual start to blur, we might need to reevaluate this norm. (Does a military drone operator have the same natural hesitation when he decides over death or life of a faraway human being?)
This installation confronts the viewer with their own impulses. The virtual representation of a woman in the most defenseless position is projected on the floor. Any infringement from the audience will trigger an unbiased reaction of pain, that grows incrementally more intense. Where is your personal limit of humanity?
Related Exhibitions:
2000, ISAE Beyond the screen · Paris