© Stanza

20th Art Division Jury Selections

The Nemesis Machine – From Metropolis to Megalopolis to Ecumenopolis

Media installation

Stanza [Japan]


Miniature buildings made of circuit boards gather to form a city in this installation. Realtime images of actual cities are shown on small monitors placed within the city while pictures of visitors in front of the work are also captured through small cameras. The work evokes Big Brother in a society with global surveillance in George Orwell’s novel 1984 (1949) and reexamines the role of cities in the world today.