DES BAKER 2012, GOLD MEDAL WINNER
MEMORY AS THE ARCHITECT
Architecture can act as a trigger serving to unlock suppressed memory as a means of recreating space and experiences from the past.
Psychosis Theatric serves to convey the relationship between physical (trigger) and mental (memory) spatial construction, and how these can inform to create a virtual space as palpable as real space.
CAPITALISM AS THE DRIVER
Psychosis Theatric utilises the metaphors of capitalism as a means to illustrate the lack of public interface in our contemporary society.
The ‘secret killing machine’ housed within the cooling tower represents the economic struggle between two competing economic entities vying for the control of the power supply market in Pretoria. Their struggle indicates a breakdown in human interaction and modern affinities and desire to connect beyond their own personal interests.