Scene 2: At The Secret Compound

EXTERIOR – ENTRANCE TO SECRET COMPOUND

In the eastern part of the city, an untrustworthy looking man is walking down an empty side street until he reaches a dead end. Although the area is desolate, he looks around himself before taking a communications device from his pocket. He types a long sequence of numbers on it. After a few seconds, a hitherto hidden door automatically opens in the wall in front of him.

untrustworthy_man

 

INTERIOR – LOBBY AREA OF SECRET COMPOUND

The untrustworthy looking man enters a room that appears to be a lobby of some kind, yet it is rather run down and full of old furniture. As the secret door closes behind him, he walks further into the room, towards a bar area with a rusty cappuccino machine and white cardboard coffee cups bearing a strange green logo. He pauses for a short moment as he looks at the bar and then continues to walk to the far left corner of the room and down a set of stairs.

hotel_lobby

 

INTERIOR – SECRET VAULT IN BASEMENT OF COMPOUND

At the bottom of the stairs, the untrustworthy looking man again enters a sequence of numbers in his communications device, to which a metal door opens, revealing a white, brightly lit room. It contains a variety of strange objects, mechanical contraptions and electronic interfaces, which are neatly arranged throughout the space and along the walls. The untrustworthy looking man walks to the centre of the room and stops in front of a large apparatus of unspecified nature . After a few seconds, the lights in the room gradually dim, while the contraptions and devices around the space initiate. The various electronic interfaces activate simultaneously, some displaying a figure in a strange white suit, others a figure completely in black.

central_controlling_device

A warm, yet slightly electronic sounding voice suddenly fills the room at gentle volume.

ELECTRONIC VOICE:

Welcome back Master! Do you want to arm system?

untrustworthy
untrustworthy

adjective
adjective: untrustworthy

not able to be relied on as honest or truthful.
“He was generally considered to be a devious and untrustworthy human being”

synonyms:
dishonest, deceitful, not to be trusted, double-dealing, treacherous, traitorous, two-faced, Janus-faced, unfaithful, duplicitous, dishonourable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, shady, shifty, underhand; unreliable, undependable, capricious, fickle, slippery;
informal iffy; informal dodgy; informal shonky
“our products are exposed to an untrustworthy treasurer”;

antonyms:
trustworthy, reliable;

 

‘When there was Certainty’

When there was Certainty‘ is the reproduction of a physical reality, which provided a universal sense of certainty to humankind during a now bygone era of history. In its reproduction, this reality has been adapted, at scale 1:50, to the needs of contemporary consumer society. Measuring 35 x 50 x 23 cm (imperial: 14 x 20 x 9 in), it is easy to transport and complies with cabin baggage regulations of all major European budget airlines.

When there was Certainty‘ was first presented to the public on June 23, 2016, in Lisbon, Portugal, and is currently on display in that city at Gallery Givelowe. Future exhibitions are planned in a number of European cities and towns, including Calais (France), Graz (Austria), Idomeni (Greece) and Berlin (Germany).

‘When there was Certainty’ is currently shown as part of ‘Memorabilia’, a group exhibition at Gallery GivLowe in Lisbon, Portugal; Praça de S. Paulo 13-15, 1200 Lisboa, Portugal. 23/06 – 17/07/2016

Production

// Production #1//
It would have been really good if all this could  have just stayed as crap as it had been.. Cause that would have been better. //
                          // Production #2//
Better in the same way as a garbage bag, which has been emptied onto the floor, might be more interesting than any piece of art. But only as long as it thinks of itself as garbage, not as art.
//Production #3//
Once upon a time, I withdrew some money from an ATM machine in Dubai.
Since then, everything has been degenerating //Production #4//
//Production #5//
But what about LA?
         //Production #6//
and then?….to put what? on the table /// Don’t be intimidated buy this.