Found object + Intervention

_ Description

The title means fake death, as the scratched text that reads on the displayed phone. It can be also called staged death, which means “the act of an individual purposely deceiving other people into believing the fallacy that the individual is dead, when the person is, in fact, still alive.” (Wikipedia).

The piece refers to one of the less known facts of the surveillance technologies: Tucker Carlson from Fox News in 2018 disclosed from an exclusive investigation that the smart devices are still able to collect and transmit harvested data from their environment even in airplane mode, lacking a SIM card and without any access to Wi-Fi networks.

PREMIÈRE EXHIBITIONCrack, Artus Studio, Budapest, 2022
MEDIAobject, manipulated IPhone6 dimensions: 14 × 7 cm