WORKS > Welcome to Fabulous Desire World.(2018)

Welcome to Fabulous Desire World.
2018
Video installation.

Las Vegas is full of fantasy with hope and desire. Shopping centers and big advertisements everywhere made me feel dizzy. The sound, light and moving images of Casino tempted me by giving ‘hope’ such as the lottery.
There are 7 jackpots’ stories in the video. They are all related to our manipulated desire of images under media control. and this slot machine has a lever to pull down like a real slot machine. So if people pull down the lever, one receipt paper comes out from the box next to the lever. In the receipt, you can have your desire, lucky number and some saying about desire from authors or philosophers. They are randomly changed each time. The reason why I do this is that I am always interested in what makes our own ego what is the difference between an individual person and the group we are in. At this point, the boundary between others and me is vague to me. I like being alone but want to be involved in some society simultaneously. I think this is a kind of behavior for proving ourselves in this unstable world. We keep trying to prove ourselves by desiring something that is our fate. And images in digital media make what we think and who we are. They are too strong to simply deny. We don’t know where this thought and desire come from exactly because we are living in the world full of images. But we misunderstand that they are our own. ‘Images’ are complicated to interpret as they are shown even then they seem obvious.