The rotating sculpture showcased in this exhibition, named The Dream I Still Have, is a reproduction of the artist’s childhood swing, a rusty post-Soviet swing that holds a forgotten character.
The character draws inspiration from Glenn/Shiftace, the non-gendered animatronic with a Freudian complex from the Hollywood film Chucky that was shot in Romania.
The continuous movement of the swing aims to transpose the viewer into a state of reflection – a movement that relates to the swiping of videos on TikTok and the subject of Guy Debord’s book, Society of the Spectacle.
The work’s movement is activated by a human presence thanks to sensors – the human presence being essential.
Just like a theme park, art becomes a place to feel fear without the consequences.