TITLE : Privileges
TYPE WORK : Flip book with automation
DATE : 2006
MATERIAL : dictionary, transfer photos, motors, selected objects, motion sensor.
DIMENSIONS : 90 cm X 56 cm X 145 cm
PHOTO & VIDEO : Diane Landry
Collection Pascal Fouché

- 17th ifva Festival - art.ware, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
- Sound & Motion, SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA.
- Thomas Welton Art Gallery, Stanford, CA.
- Scope International Art Fairs, SolwayJones at Art Bassel, Miami, FL.
- Cream, from the top, Arts Benicia Center Gallery, Benicia, CA.
- Centre VU, Quebec city.
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I made this automated flip book using a complete dictionary. The number of pages in this universal book determined the number of frames in the animation. The photos were transferred directly onto the pages of the book, and it is possible to see both the transferred image and the words in the dictionary. I took shots of myself cutting an apple while wearing work gloves. The action to be read is that of offering a quarter apple to the person inspecting the moving dictionary. This project is intended to be a reflection on our privilege of having access to the education that will in all likelihood put food on our table. This privilege, in former times reserved for families from royalty or the clergy, remains today a social privilege connected to political boundaries.