In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate network of artificial intelligence devices designed to bring efficacy to man’s life. Yet, man continues to devour himself in useless wars. A strong political hierarchy now divides all powers into three factions, and A. I. devices rapidly gain ground as efficiency becomes a priority.
As social revolts grow worse everyday, authorities seek ways to control their citizens. They decide to carry out a series of tests that will determine not only whether some crucial powers can be transferred to non human entities, but also whether man is ready to yield those powers.
The world has become a cell for all man and women, who withstand and endure their lives, rather than living them. Machines might have found a solution.
(Directed by JJ Palomo)
Michel de Broin
The Abyss of Liberty
28 x 38 x 143cm
Installation view from “La Vie des Choses,” an exhibition organized by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, which is the first museum survey of de Broin’s work in Canada.
"Inspired by the work of Auguste Bartholdi, the sculpture is toppled to take on a new posture. It maintains its balance against gravity. From above, one can see its inner vacuity."