The Celestial Eye 2.0 is an individual yet collectivistic outdoor experience to a fictitious dystopian society. Participants are invited to follow a route, scanQR codes, interact with Alexis, and encounter comedians to question theissue of data collection and mass surveillance.
Duration of the journey (show)：1h
The reception of the show will be held continuously for 4 hours or 2X2 hours during the daytime.
What would it be like to live in a mass surveillance
society? Would we stay trueto ourselves? adjust our behavior?Theanswer awaits us here. In this ambulatoryshow, participants are
equipped with theirmobile phones and immersed, thanks tothis tool, in a mass surveillance society:"the celestial eye"
controlled by a digitalassistant, Alexis. Each of them developsan individual relationship of trust withAlexis, who talks to them,
advises themand constantly monitors them. He knowswhat they like, how they act and aims tomake their lives and society
better thanthey already are. To help him, participantshave to follow the interactive map of theweb application that guides
them to 8meeting points. At each encounter withAlexis, they have to scan a QR code andface a daily situation that
confronts themwithchoicesabouttheirpublicenvironment and their private sphere, theircommon sense and their convictions.
The Celestial Eye 2.0is a poetic
rewritingof certain western societies' truth. Like inthese societies each participant is given a"social grade" that
determines his/herlimits of freedom. Our life conditionsdepend on that score - but where doesliberty
stand? At the very end, participants can join around table discussion with our Chinesemediator about their
experience. Togetherthey will discuss the thin border betweenfiction and reality: what for westerners isonly a dystopian fiction
turns out to be autopian reality in the east. The aim of theshow is to raise awareness among themass regarding the limits of
technology,for everyone to take a critical step backfrom the use of electronic devices.
The show is combined with actingperformances
and an application that wedeveloped.Our
web application is secure - no datacan be collected.