Visual arts



Information on the activity

May 1, 2014 to May 11, 2014

With Radiabolus, Saucier and Heys offer spectators the chance to experience the war machine. The installation resembles a military communication station. At the centre is a temporary tent ? a bivouac ? from which emerges a speaker mounted on a post that turns 360° and emits a series of digits for those positioned in front of it. The space is surrounded by what appear to be individual listening stations. What is particularly intriguing is the war machine in the rhetorical sense, the persuasion machine. Once the listening station is activated by the numerical code, visitors hear all sorts of music for ads related to the lifestyle of the armed forces. An ad for national security or propaganda for enrolling new recruits? Are advertising codes different from propaganda? Radiabolus, if code interests you.