Paris Forever, multimedia installation(UV black-lights, strobe light, projector, camera, plaster boards, sound), 2016
The work Paris Forever plays with the notion of watching and being watched - the obsession with the gaze. It is made as an orchestrated peep show into the hypocrisy of our society - of who decides on our freedoms, rights, bodies, who lives and who dies, when it happens, and how well it will be presented (or not)etc.
The work consists of a main chamber which can be accessed through three other spaces. Each space can be viewed from the other - in some cases we can see the spectator, in some not, some rooms are accessible with our bodies, some only with our gaze and some with both. The element of a peeping camera is also present. The camera is installed in the main chamber and the image of the curious participants of the peep show is broadcasted on a screen in the main gallery room. Paris Forever also has an hour long audio sequence made by the author Xenia Flex in which she reflects upon the position of the female body as an object of the gaze and desire.