The performance looks at the private life of a Panopticon watchman, whose role is to see, but never be seen, therefore creating the most efficient, action-less control. (Panopticon – designed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791 is an ‘’institutional building designed to allow a watchman to observe all inmates of an institution without their beingable to tell whether they are being watched or not’’ – Wikipedia source). This solo aims is to question and explore how the routine of inconspicuously observing others influences one’s (sub)conscious and how the practice of generating fear affects one’s life. I was interested in approaching the topic of power and mastership from the perspective of the ruler, observing the inner transformations of someone living in full control over others, hence being the main victim deprived of freedom.
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