House Rules is a video work and a sound piece compiled from previously conducted group breathing exercises. House Rules imagines an online environment where excessive personal and intimate data sharing is taking place with the explicit consent of all participating members. Individuals seemingly blend together in the midst of steam, smoke, vapor, dampness and darkness. Their synchronized movement and rhythm is amplified by the group state. Among the members, total openness prevails, yet individual identities remain hidden from the outside. House Rules accepts the impossibility to escape the network. Embracing our inevitable interconnectedness, it is a seductive invitation to join a shared database that brings the benefit of greater access to knowledge. The only way forward is to act as one.
Video installation with sound on headphones, drinking water, plexiglass sign, LED lights, padded bars for sitting (duration 12 minutes)