PROJECTIVE DUALISM 2.0
Wendy W. Fok
A participatory installation, Projective Dualism 2.0 seeks to explore the difficulty of privacy, anonymity, responsibility in cities that are subject to surveillance. Any member of the public can enter a “pod” and speak to the city at large: to express their opinions, hopes, complaints, or mundane observances via internal microphones. Yet his or her audio will be randomized, preserving anonymity but allowing for self-reflection.
Project sponsored and fabricated by
WENDY W. FOK
Wendy W Fok trained as an architect, is the creative director and founder WE-DESIGNS. She is the winner of the Digital Kluge Fellowship awarded by the Library of Congress (2014/15), the Art Director’s Club of New York’s ADC Young Guns 11 Award (2013), AIA (American Institute of Architects) Dallas “Express Yourself” Women in Architecture Award (2013), and selected designer of the Perspective 40 under 40 Award (2011) and the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (2009). Wendy is a Doctoral Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in collaboration with the Harvard Law School.
Kris Kohl Senior Producer/Sound Consultant
Natalie Rodriguez Design Assistant
Tom Ishida Design Assistant
Kevin Pham Production Assistant
Eunice Wong Onsite Production Assistant
Nada AlQallaf Onsite Production Assistant
Hernan Bianchi Onsite Production Assistant
Leaving the parking deck down the stairs and onto the street the visitor encounters a crowd of people observing a glowing freestanding pentagonal room. Inside Wendy W. Fok’s Projective Dualism 2.0 they are watching other visitors glimpse reflections of themselves multiplied in the crystal texture of five one-way mirrored walls. Upon entering this confined space, the observer becomes the object. Captivated by the intimate reflections of herself, she may well be inclined towards another kind of reflection: the selfie, projecting her image into a larger virtual space shared with an audience of millions, as the small 10’ x 10’ space expands into infinity. Wendy W. Fok explores questions of governance and property of our own images, as we share and consume in digital space that reaches far beyond our sight and control.