Diversity vs Domination


Mixed media, 3x2m. Presented at the exhibition “Stage of the mirror”, Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

We are all unique and have the right to self-identify and express our own opinions. But what is “public opinion”? Is it the aggregate of individual thoughts, or is it shaped by unconscious social influences? Who has the power to steer the direction of public opinion?

I invited visitors to the exhibition to consider these questions and try their hand at manipulating the direction of public opinion by directing an air blower and moving parts of the system as they saw fit. It was an opportunity to explore the role of a powerful individual in shaping societal views.