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Last Chance to See

Curators: Drorit Gur Arie, Isabelle Bourgeois 8.11.2018 - 9.2.2019

 A horse with a camera on its back stands in the middle of the city, in an unused "dead area." The "horse camera" scans its surroundings concurrent with four other cameras, which add information about the occurrences from different angles, enhancing the study of the given area. The horse functions as a mediator between the people and the "dead spot." Pascal Simonet's experiment draws the attention nearby residents, heightening their alertness to the occurrences taking place under their windows. The work as a whole raises questions about environmental planning, urbanism, and the implications of growing urbanization. It also addresses the interrelations between human beings, between people and their residential settings, and between the city and the animal.


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