De 5de Kracht, 1989
(The 5th Force)
"By making the installation De 5de kracht, I wanted to create a space of cult in which various moral survival systems could exist at the same time, in order to get a picture of what determines us as westerners in our behaviour and rational development. Atheistic but also religious ideas, Rosicrucians, practitioners of black magic, freemasons, evolution and information sects, pagan incantations, pop culture...
It’s all there. It’s an attempt to reunite what is torn by civilisation and consciousness. To do this, I used knowledge representation, more specifically artificial intelligence, and combined it with medical colour indications on photos of the faces of heart patients. At the back of my mind, I thought of intelligence as a disease of civilisation, a kind of mould that has invaded our minds."