The Divided Line

The Divided Line works with authorities, borders and our relationship with them. The installation occupies a dark room and lights it up with a network of laser beams. The beams turn on and off depending on the audience's interaction with them. The premise of the work is that the audience must avoid breaking the laser beams. If they do break them, they are 'punished' as a high sound is played if the beam is broken. How can we with this simple dogma push people's limits? Get them to stand close together, perhaps jump over a beam, communication and giving each other instructions? There are visible and invisible borders. Personal boundaries and intimate spheres. Our goal is to challenge each participants personal boundaries by allowing them to participate interactively in a work that can only be experienced if one submits to the work's dogmatism.