YOUR FACE IS YOUR OWN
Made as a critical approach to an open call for LBTQ art, to open a discussion on sustainable support, the pink washing device on the abuse of group identity was rejected for this open call.
However, together with videographer, Mateo Ancis, the Washing Machine was brought to life on a trip through the public space with Leuven as its backdrop. The peculiar appearance could be frowned upon but in reality, it’s totally ignored. How do we cope with thoughtful criticism?
Interestingly this opened a new layer of identity abuse, this time by the artist. Thorough discussions followed as the people of Leuven did not deliberately consent to be shown in this work. In the end the only copyright you can be certain of, is that your face is yours only (and not even so in all occasions).
Video by Jan Van Eijgen and Mateo Ancis, soundtrack by Theo Carpentier