With the use of mobile phones within the prison cells, the inmates are able to breach the imposed condition of asceticism. The moment of self reflection is interrupted, the time axis of their thinking process is transported from the past into the ‘now’. A contact to the outer world, to their life outside of the prison walls, is created in the loneliness of their confinement. The architecture of restriction is overcome; the electronic prosthesis creates a leak within the static walls of the cell. This leak within the power structure is the starting point of this work. It shows how the development of technology can create holes, through which, in the sense of Villém Flusser, “…the wind of communication blows.
Martin Nawrath Lasse Scherffig
Prof. Julia Scher Prof. Zilvinas Lilas Lasse Scherffig
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.