Tim Devine

The Society of The Spectacle

In The Society of The Spectacle an egg is taken from under a hen and set in an incubator 17 days before the exhibition opens.  The incubator is installed in a room and as people look directly at the incubator it switches off, effecting the consistency of the temperature and humidity environment inside the incubator and thus the chances of the egg hatching. On the 21st day of incubation a chick is expected to hatch. If not then for the remainder of the exhibition the egg will rest in the incubator with no chance of life.

The Society of The Spectacle was exhibited at The Royal Interface Culture Masquerade Ball during the Ars Electronica Festival 2009 in Linz, Austria.

The egg did not hatch.

Incubator from The Society Of The Spectacle

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