Modern Zeus
project want to remind us
of the irrational aspects of electricity.

Illustration of Graduation
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The technology has been a powerful presence in our lives for so long now,
we have come to take it for granted. But the dangerous electrical devices on display here are different from their efficient everyday equivalents.

Since its discovery electricity has fascinated mankind.*
* Thesis
The domestication of the electrical phenomena,
DAE Master Contextual Design

Because of its connection to the invisible, it has held a mythological status connected to profound human fears and desires. Inventors and scientists have used the medium to explore rational as well as irrational forms of knowledge; think for instance of electric light, but also of the séances of the Victorian era.
To challenge our controlled use of everyday electrical devices and explore any irrational aspects connected to them, I used the myth of Zeus, the god of the sky in ancient Greek mythology who became supreme ruler of the gods by violently defeating his two brothers.

Combining myth and technology has allowed me to inject the devices with danger, adventure and transgression. Modern Zeus challenges the control and efficiency these technological objects represent for us.

Modern_Zeus from ANAIS BORIE on Vimeo.

Graduation Project, DAE 2017.