Jelle Stiphout - art installation 'DROWN MY FRIENDS!'
This machine is not complicated. A stepper motor, servo motor, coin acceptor, speaker, on-board computer and a row of red illuminated buttons. An aquarium full of water. And twelve little human figures, tied to twelve lead weights, waiting to disappear below the surface of the water and sink to the bottom.
The choice is yours. Who makes a one-way trip into the depths? Who deserves your aggression and frustrations?
Footnote: The creator is aware that pressing red-lit buttons may be associated with increased stress levels, but emphasizes that each victim is merely a symbolic scapegoat. For added comfort, the installation comes complete with a built-in assistant that guides you through the process.