suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
Anti-Air: Air, or the invisible atmosphere that surrounds us, can be activated. Air can be transformed naturally or artificially into an “anti-air.” Twenty-four slaughterhouse workers have reported symptoms of extreme numbness and paralysis. Researchers find that brain mist, a microscopic industrial byproduct, can impair human motor functions when inhaled.
The atmosphere was first understood to be a weapon at the 1915 battle of Ypres when German troops deployed chlorine gas to poison the environment of their Canadian opponents. Instead of harming human flesh, the environment that sustains life was targeted. For German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, the rise of environmental warfare marks a radical departure for the modern mind. ”Ventilation is the profound secret of existence.”
Human ambition has surpassed the carrying capacity of the Earth. Q facilitates the divorce of man from nature by exploiting the technological gap that divides the human from the natural. Q is a system for the isolation of environmental deviance. Q is a detainment network housing1500+ detainees that cohabitate in 300 pods. Q floats within the uncertain atmosphere and above a mechanized Earth.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
rG: Peter Sloterdijk & Devyn Weiser
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
rG: Martin Heidegger, German Philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, German philosopher, television host, cultural scientist and essayist.