How to Act

Panorama 3: Installations

Gabriel Lester (Netherlands, 1999)

Fifty colored spotlights transform the soundtrack of a film, television show or theater production into a delightful light show. The audience recognizes the “codes” for classical themes such as romance, tragedy, victory, defeat, crisis, fear, joy, etc. Unwittingly, in their minds, the audience members fill in the missing parts of the picture. How to Act plays with the conditioned nature of the audience; they are made aware of their role as the creators of their own reality, a reality that is founded on needs, longings, and subjective perception.

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