HOUSE 2014 Selected Artist
The Monopoly of Legitimate Use
Critical designer and futurist, Tobias Revell’s interests include theoretical physics and failed architecture. The Monopoly of Legitimate Use is a three-part film with individual vignettes named Blackspot, Bumper and Stateless in which Revell looks at near-future techno-political landscape.
Each short film deals in turn with the control of citizenship political identity and border definition, within a complex, networked topology.
The work also poses questions around alternative models of power and technology that in turn may alter perceptions and understandings of migration in today’s society.
Tobias Revell Biography
Tobias Revell is a critical designer and futurist talking and exhibiting worldwide, a lecturer at the Royal College of Art and the London College of Communication, a senior associate at design studio Superflux and a researcher with Arup's Foresight group. His practice looks at alternative narratives for technologies and changes in contemporary society. He has exhibited at Ars Electronica, the Science Gallery in Dublin, Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium, the Milan Design Week and HMKV Dortmund.
Co-commissioned by HOUSE 2014 and Lighthouse
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