Olga Kouklaki - Headhunting. Back
- Artist: Olga Kouklaki
- Theme: Employment
- Axis: Axis 5
"Headhunting" has a double meaning, as it refers to recruitment services mainly for company positions, while in the past it meant collecting the heads of rivals as a trophy. Today, in cities like Eleusis where industry has almost died with huge knock-on social consequences for the inhabitants, there is no specific visible rival and no specific labor market. But there is anger, frustration and bitterness among a generation of residents who no longer know what to do professionally, and there is anxiety and tension amongst the younger people who want to escape and progress.
In "Headhunting", I processed the sine waveforms of the biometric data as well as the fast heartbeat data, with the aim of capturing conflicting relationships in an anxious, emotionally intense atmosphere.