We fear this boredom and seek stimuli to end it but get caught in a vicious cycle, leading to overstimulation. This is about time that we controlled our search for stimulation.
/Boredom is an exhibition exploring the relationship between boredom and stimulation in modern times. Humans are unable to process all stimulation around us which leads to stagnating boredom.
Exhibition Design｜Video Production
The Hidden Message
A post-exhibition message "Boredom is Colourful" is incorporated into the cabinets. It inspires viewers to see boredom from a different perspective — to embrace boredom and find more colors in life, as a way of leading their alternative lifestyle.
The spinning color wheel portrays one’s future of overstimulation which is dull and tragic shown by the grey-toned white color. The fan is ironic as it allows people to stop the cycle but it could not be stopped. The purpose is to warn the audience to control their stimulation before they are being controlled.
Boredom in Different Contexts
The metaphor of color wheel is applied in various contexts such as fast fashion, toy, spice, gambling, violent movies and gadgets so six corresponding exhibits with unique spinning mechanisms are displayed. Visitors can interact with them and experience the stimulation.