Victor Vilchis and Laura Paoletti
Our goal is to explore the concept of prejudice.
Toying with the idea of opinions formed unjustly, the idea came up of a
humanoid figure sitting on a pedestal of sorts, which can only be approached
by one person at a time and only through walking a specific carpeted road.
However, to approach this figure, one must first get permission. The carpet
is preceded by a sign that either reads “Come forward” or “Don’t come
forward”, depending on the piece’s prejudices based on height.
The spectator may wonder what’s going on. If instructed to come forward, he
or she may walk up to the figure and shake its hand and a reward will be
received. If instructed not to come forward, he or she may walk away, or go
towards the figure anyway and shake its hand, which will slowly modify the
machine’s judgment towards similar people.