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New Decor, 2001

New Decor is a 3 channel video installation and a series of photos. For this piece, Okón asked permission to use a furniture store in Los Angeles as the stage for an improvisational soap-opera. Three cameras were set up so as to reveal the whole artifice and the process behind the production. The "actors" were recruited from costumers visiting the store during the four-hour period in which the piece was shot. The volunteers had to improvise on "the love scene", "the jealous girlfriend scene", "the painful breakup scene", etcetera. The possibilities were endless and the outcome of this artifice as unpredictable as life. The final result is a video installation with three adjacent rear-projections onto self-standing screens as well as a photo series. Each projection gives a different angle of the same action with out-of-sync audio tracks echoing each other.



Video Installation.
3 channels.
Three rear-projections onto free-standing screens.
Duration: 17:40 minutes, loop.
Dimensions: variable.

Photograph.
Series of 4 photographs.
Lightjet c-print.
New Decor: 40,000 dollars.
Dimensions: 30. 8 x 22.5 inches.
New Decor: Mermaid.
Dimensions: 29.9 x 22.5 inches.
New Decor: Walker.
Dimensions: 34.7 x 22.5 inches.
New Decor: Rabbit.
Dimensions: 37.7x 22.5 inches.