"REPUBLIC OF TIRANNIA"
Through active storytelling, props and devices visitors would enter a security chamber where they would be examined by the immigration office of a fictitious country (The Republic of Tirannia). At the end they would be rejected based on their genetic characteristics, but would be given the "opportunity" to change their composition and be accepted.
After accepting changing their genes, visitors would place their hands on the device, start the process and given a green light to enter the country.
On the other side of the chamber people would receive a printed passport with their picture (previously taken) modified digitally: hair, eyes and skin color would be different.
A deeper explanation of the concept was also included in this document:
The project was meant to be an analogy on current perception about immigration. Refugees that manage to get into a safer country often get discriminated based on their language, nationality, religion, political opinion or clothing.
There is a social pressure to change one's identity in order to be accepted in the host country; being an asylum seeker this sometimes means the difference between surviving or not.
Team - Gijs Louwers / Wikke Alpheaar / Wies Van Lieshout / Guillermo Meza / Yong Jae Park