LISBON | BRAGA | ÉVORA
Are we entering a prison or stepping out of one?
This work invites the public into a space that resembles a prison. We are living in a time that affects us all, in Europe and in a global political changing landscape. This sculpture plays with contrasts, inviting visitors to question concepts such as borders, freedom, public and private space, security and movement.
In Theo Deutinger’s “Handbook of Tiranny” - which served as the inspiration for this work – we see ourselves confronted with non-human entities that restrict, guide and govern our day-to-day lives, from walls to prisons. In ‘Free Entry’ the entrances and the exits are made through two tourniquets, which are mechanisms used to control people moving between public and private spaces. The viewers may enter or leave at their own free will and in the meantime inhabit a sculpture that simulates the division of two distinct spaces.
‘Free Entry’ was a project specifically made for Festival Política, and shown at Cinema São Jorge (from 25 to 28 of April); at GNRation, in Braga (9-11 May); and at the Teatro Garcia de Resende, in Évora (from May 30 to June 1).