The Obelisk

Acrylic, wood, paint, microcontroller, polymer, instances of crimes against peace found on a selection of online websites
80 x 180 x 80 cm
The Obelisk is a kinetic sculpture symbolising a metaphorical exploration of the magical side of diagrams and histograms and their role of visualising facts as an attempt to objectify, organise and define reality.
By scanning online news websites in real-time, the artwork changes from opaque to transparent, according to the amount of references to the four main crimes against peace (genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and crimes of war), as they were codified during the Nuremberg trials and which can still be found in today’s online news. It constantly reminds us that the road to peace is indeed still long.