_QMD/X2-2016

"The all seeing eye"

QMD/X0.2 (Quo Modo Deum/X0.2) is an interactive installation exploring the topic of Architecture and Surveillance. Without activity in the exhibition hall, a drawing device meticulously draws the iconic floor plan of Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon prison from 1791. As the exhibition hall opens its doors to the public, a sensor collects the information resulting from the crossing of each visitor; the collected data is analysed by a microcomputer then sent to the rotating mechanism of the drawing surface. By entering the main hall, the visitor becomes an active performer, altering the original plan into a new plan or more likely an assemblage of distorted shapes. A less “Surveillance friendly” architecture emerges.
Project funded by "La Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles"