Improving one's understanding of human rights legislation by testing one's knowledg
The installation is an interactive narrative on the legal and political issue of human rights, laid out in form of a knowledge quiz.
The visitors listen to short stories told by seven actors who play different types of common people; each of the stories contains violations of certain specific universal human rights. You are asked to take a stand between two options (A or B) to solve the conflict reported in the story you have just listened to. A strip of light runs along the floor and divides the hall into two halves: the visitor is asked to stand on the left or the right of the strip depending on the choice they make. The installation detects how many people stand on each side of the line, thus providing a statistical assessment of the audience’s position, and then a second actor comments on the results of the census.
Résister aujourd’hui creates a bridge between the past and the present, and offers food for thought on the future.