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Karine Giboulo
Pain killer (bleu)

2016

$2,900

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In 2015, I made a series of sculptures called "HYPERland" illustrating the utopia promised by the "liberal democracy" and the dystopia that is rather created by the market and financial capitalism, at least for some. Pierre Foglia had written in La Presse at the occasion of a visit in China for the Beijing Games in a context where "a revolution" was feared, a phrase that has always remained in my memory: "...there is no revolution where there are Walmart". This hyperbole describes this global system that is set up where the consumption wins every dimension of our existence by enslaving us and giving us a false sense of freedom and happiness. We produce, we consume, and we calm our anxieties with shots of antidepressants and sleeping pills. Children are educated as future producers / consumers. Insidiously, we have put ourselves willingly in a society of self-monitoring and dependency, be it by GPS, social networks, intelligent technology and the propaganda of fear created by the ruling elite. Everything seems more and more calculated, organized, monitored, regulated... Everything looks square on a round planet. The questions that I ask myself in relation with the theme of the sculpture Biennial: are we freer or are we, on the contrary, in a state of servitude (falsely) voluntary? What happened to the spiritual dimension of the human being? With the Booby Trap project, I plan to continue my research initiated with HYPERland by building in the exhibition room a kind of dead end ship where every human being mechanically performs what he is enslaved to do in order to operate this labyrinthic space moving in "protected area". Happiness, work, social life and private life will be regimented and controlled ... for better or for worse?

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